Physician stress and burnout is prevalent and increasing.
Some would say it has grown to the point of epidemic, even a threat to public health. Based on continued concern for physicians and witnessing the most significant changes in healthcare’s history, there is an urgent need for healthcare organizations to recognize and address this crisis.
46% of over 2,000 physicians surveyed report they are severely stressed, yet only 18% feel their organization effectively helps deal them with stress and burnout. Initiatives are needed for physicians to feel understood and supported by their organizations and to develop greater well being.
The 2015 Physician Stress and Burnout Survey Report is available for download, click here.
Mitchell Best, CEO VITAL WorkLife, discusses Physician Stress and Burnout:
More needs to be done — and soon.
Physicians are a precious resource and they are suffering. To make matters worse, when physicians suffer, the downstream effects on patient safety and satisfaction, risk management, staff retention and recruiting are immense, especially in light of impending labor shortages in healthcare.
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