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The Hidden Cost of Medicine PDF

Dr. James Valentine presents an overview of medical practice in the 21st century, along with prevalence, risk and protective factors for burnout, and solutions.

Interventions to Prevent & Reduce Physician Burnout: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis PDF

Published in the Lancet. Interpretation: The literature indicates that both individual-focused and structural or organizational strategies can result in clinically meaningful reductions in burnout among physicians.

A Roadmap for Restoring Joy & Purpose to Medicine PDF

This is the written documentation of the outcomes from the November 2015 retreat designed to explore, discuss, and refine ideas for solutions for stemming the tide of healthcare provider burnout and its impact on caregivers and their patients.

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."