What is Physician / Provider Burnout?

According to the Medscape National Physician Burnout and Suicide Report 2020, Burnout has been described as long-term, unresolvable job-related stress that leads to exhaustion, cynicism, feelings of detachment from one’s job responsibilities, and lack of a sense of personal accomplishment.

What Are the Main Causes of Physician Burnout?

1. Completing too many administrative tasks
2. Not having enough time with patients
3. Working too many hours
4. Keeping up with growing patient demand
5. Worrying about online reputation

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More than 40% of physicians experience at least one sign of burnout

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Peer Support
Rebalanced Workloads
Meeting Basic Needs
Training for Leaders
Virtual Resilience Rounds
Online Town Hall Meetings
Robust Well being Infrastructure

AMA offers physician burnout resources which give insight on caring for a doctor’s well-being and preventing burnout.

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