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Medscape Lifestyle Report 2016: Bias and Burnout External Link

This report covers two important aspects of a physician's personal life that could affect treatment: burnout and bias. Over 15,800 physicians responded from over 25 specialties, providing some surprising responses relating to these issues.

Preventing Physician Distress & Suicide PDF

This AMA module teaches the four steps for identifying at-risk physicians and facilitating access to appropriate care, answers common questions about physician distress and suicidal behavior, and offers tools to help your organization prevent physician distress and reduce the risk of suicide.

Improving Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability Through Office Transformation PDF

This resource covers the current changes in the practice environment and payment reform as a context for practice transformation and explores some of the causes for physician burnout and its consequences.

Put Your Own Mask on First: A Resilience Review for Physicians PDF

This module aims to help physicians help themselves and others regarding burnout knowing what it looks and feels like and what it costs.

Breathe Out: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Structured Intervention to Improve Clinician Satisfaction with “Difficult” Visits PDF

The study results and conclusions: The BREATHE OUT intervention improved the PSS score (P .02) in the intervention group compared with the usual care group. Female practitioners reported worse PSS scores compared with their male counterparts despite whether they used BREATHE OUT (P .009). Application of the BREATHE OUT questionnaire before and after visits improved clinician satisfaction with difficult patient encounters.

From Triple to Quadruple Aim: Care of the Patient Requires Care of the Provider PDF

Abstract: The Triple Aim - enhancing patient experience, improving population health, and reducing costs - is widely accepted as a compass to optimize health system performance. Yet physicians and other members of the health care workforce report widespread burnout and dissatisfaction. Burnout is associated with lower patient satisfaction, reduced health outcomes, and it may increase costs. Burnout thus imperils the Triple Aim. This article recommends that the Triple Aim be expanded to a Quadruple Aim, adding the goal of improving the work life of health care providers, including clinicians and staff.

What are the Significant Factors Associated with Burnout in Doctors? PDF

This meta-analysis study aim was to "identify and categorize key factors that are associated with burnout across various medical specialties and geographical locations."

Burnout Among US Medical Students, Residents, and Early Career Physicians Relative to the General US Population PDF

This study concludes that: Training appears to be the peak time for distress among physicians, but differences in the prevalence of burnout, depressive symptoms, and recent suicidal ideation are relatively small. At each stage, burnout is more prevalent among physicians than among their peers in the U.S. population.

If Every Fifth Physician is Affected by Burnout, What About the Other Four? Resilience Strategies of Experienced Physicians PDF

This study's purpose was to identify health-promoting strategies employed by experienced physicians in order to define prototypical resilience processes and key aspects of resilience-fostering preventive actions.

Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance Among US Physicians Relative to the General US Population PDF

This study found that burnout is more common among physicians than among other US workers. Physicians in specialties at the front line of care access seem to be at greatest risk.