Health Leaders Turning An Eye Toward Physician Burnout But Solutions Are Hard To Find
In 2011, a survey of nearly 7,000 physicians by the American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic found that just over 45 percent met criteria for burnout. Three years later, a follow-up survey found signs of burnout among nearly 55 percent of physicians, Modern Healthcare reports.
When Physicians Burn Out, Solutions Are Elusive
Healthcare systems, practices and medical schools are deploying an array of tactics to help physicians cope with the unique stress of modern medicine. Some programs offer regular moments of reflection, connection with other doctors or other sources of catharsis. (Whitman, 10/29)