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The Epidemic of Clinician Burnout: We Can Turn This Around! PDF
This powerpoint aims to identify features of a healthy work environment, list methods to prevent burnout, and develop a plan for Internal Medicine to maintain professional satisfaction.
Correlates of Physician Burnout Across Regions and Specialties: A Meta-Analysis PDF
Conclusions of this study are as follows: Although we could not infer causality, our findings suggest: (1) that EE represents the core burnout dimension; (2) that certain individual and organizational-level correlates are associated with reduced physician burnout; (3) the benefits of directing resources where they are most needed to physicians of different regions and specialties; and (4) a call for research to link physician burnout with performance.
Work Hours and Caseload as Predictors of Physician Burnout: The Mediating Effects by Perceived Workload and by Autonomy PDF
Study results are as follows: As expected, workload predicted higher levels of global burnout and physical fatigue, while autonomy predicted lower levels of global burnout. Work hours and caseload predicted global burnout only indirectly, via their effects on either perceived workload or autonomy. These findings suggest that public policies, designed to reduce physician work hours in order to reduce burnout and improve patients’ safety, should take into account physician perceived workload and autonomy.