Project METEOR offers tips on preventing doctors and nurses from quitting their jobs

The European healthcare sector is grappling with an alarming workforce shortage, prompting urgent calls for strategies to retain existing staff. To address the outflow of workers, researchers from the EU-funded Project METEOR offer practical solutions that hospital managers and policymakers can implement across four key areas: personal and professional development; education; finance; and regulatory measures. … Read more

Results of METEOR survey featured in hospital healthcare Europe

METEOR research on the scale and reasons behind the exodus of nurses and physicians from European hospitals was recently featured in Hospital Healthcare Europe, a website providing hospital managers with insights on best practices in clinical care and specialist services. The article discusses findings from a survey conducted by METEOR researchers among staff of eight … Read more

EU hospitals face crisis as doctors, nurses consider quitting, METEOR study finds 

The European healthcare sector faces a deepening staffing crisis as almost one in ten doctors and even more nurses intend to leave their professions, a study from the EU-funded Project METEOR found. The researchers also identify the reasons why employees quit, which can help governments and hospital administrators combat the trend. In an article published … Read more

METEOR researchers share recommendations on healthcare worker retention at EUHPP webinar

METEOR researchers Lode Godderis and Anke Boone presented the project’s findings at the webinar “Health Workforce Challenges: Ways Forward for Policy-making”, organised by the EU Health Policy Platform on 26 January. The event attracted more than 200 participants from across Europe. Building on the three-year research project, Godderis and Boone presented policy recommendations on how to prevent … Read more

METEOR to present policy recommendations at EUHPP webinar

Anke Boone and Lode Godderis will share Project METEOR’s findings project and present policy recommendations for addressing healthcare workforce retention during an EU Health Policy Platform webinar. “Health Workers Challenges: Ways Forward for Policy Making” will be held on 26 January from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, CET. During the webinar, researchers from the Health … Read more

Domenica Matranga discusses METEOR’s findings with 

In a recent interview with, University of Palermo Professor Domenica Matranga, a medical statistician and researcher at Project METEOR, discussed shortages of healthcare workers and the challenges of retention in light of the project’s recent findings. “We sought to understand what the determinants of leaving hospital jobs are, and we interviewed around 1,400 nurses … Read more

Anke Boone discusses healthcare workers’ situation in interview with Artsenkrant

In an interview with Artsenkrant, a leading Belgian magazine for general practitioners, Project METEOR researcher Anke Boone shed light on Project METEOR’s findings regarding the situation of healthcare professionals in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. “We need structural adjustments to overcome problems connected with mental well-being and burnout among healthcare staff, which only increased during the pandemic,” … Read more

METEOR researcher discusses medical deserts at ROUTE-HWF symposium

METEOR researcher Olivia Lavreysen (KU Leuven) joined the two-day ROUTE-HWF symposium to discuss how to ensure equitable access to healthcare for all, regardless of geographical location or socioeconomic background. “Aging, poverty, travel distances, and healthcare provider-population ratios are the main factors contributing to the existence of medical deserts,” Olivia Lavreysen said. “We have to understand … Read more

METEOR presents its findings at European Public Health Conference

Meteor researchers Olivia Lavreysen (KU Leuven) and Marco Enea (Università degli Studi di Palermo) showcased the project’s findings at the 16th European Public Health Conference, “Our Food, Our Health, Our Earth: A Sustainable Future for Humanity” in Dublin on 8-11 November 2023. During a panel discussion on “How to solve shortages and uneven distribution of health workers in Europe?” Olivia Lavreysen … Read more

METEOR presents at the Congress of the Italian Society of Medical Statistics and Clinical Epidemiology

Laura Maniscalco and Marco Enea from the Università degli Studi di Palermo presented the results of a Project METEOR survey, which explains the complex dynamics of job resignations by healthcare professionals, at the 12th National Congress of the Italian Society of Medical Statistics and Clinical Epidemiology (Congresso Nazionale Società Italiana di Statistica Medica ed Epidemiologia Clinica … Read more