Physician Burnout, Interrupted
Physician burnout leads to unhappy physicians and poor patient outcomes. This resource will help educate and guide you in identifying methods of preventing physician burnout.
“Burnout is toxic for patients as well as physicians, because it’s associated with loss of empathy, impaired job performance, and increases in medical mistakes”
How to Address Physician Burnout
|Give doctors flexibility in their schedule to allow for individual styles of practice and patient interaction
|Eliminate meaningless metrics and maintain a core of evidence-based measures to allow for clinical judgment
|Align the systems values with the physicians values who chose their careers out of altruism
Read the full New England Journal of Medicine article here.