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Nearly half of US doctors struggle with burnout

Discussion in 'Break Room' started by NewsBot, Aug 21, 2012.

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    Reuters are reporting:
    Nearly half of US doctors struggle with burnout: study
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    Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance Among US Physicians Relative to the General US Population
    Tait D. Shanafelt, MD; Sonja Boone, MD; Litjen Tan, PhD; Lotte N. Dyrbye, MD, MHPE; Wayne Sotile, MD; Daniel Satele, BS; Colin P. West, MD, PhD; Jeff Sloan, PhD; Michael R. Oreskovich, MD
    Arch Intern Med. Published online August 20, 2012
     
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    Burnout in Diplomates of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation—Prevalence and Potential Drivers: A Prospective Cross‐Sectional Survey
    James A. Sliwa DO Gary S. Clark MD Anthony Chiodo MD Carolyn L. Kinney MD Mikaela M. Raddatz PhD Gerard E. Francisco MD William Micheo MD Lawrence R. Robinson
    PM & R: 31 January 2019
     
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    Most physicians lack control over almost every aspect of their work environment. They are often victims of exploitation by their employers, who promise the moon when trying to recruit a physician, then constantly change work policies to extract more work for less compensation and less physician control over staff and office policies and subsequently over patient outcomes. Given the high cost of obtaining a medical education and the low compensation given primary care physicians, added to the stress is constant financial worries. But the worst of all stressors is seeing the end results of cost-cutting measures by administrators such as understaffing and hiring poorly trained and poorly paid staff: poor patient outcomes due to ordered consults or tests never being scheduled and recommended follow up appointments never being made, etc. And let's not forget the insurance companies, who obstruct every test, consult or therapy we order. How would a physician who actually cares about patient outcomes not get burned out? And what does a physician do when they become burned out and still owe hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans?
     
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