At Stanford, Physician Burnout Costs at Least $7.75 Million a Year

Published by the American Medical Association, the following article provides data from Stanford University on the costs of physician turnover. The Stanford Physician Wellness Committee administered a survey to a random sample of physicians and remaining medical staff in order to measure burnout, work hours, anxiety, depression, and sleep-related impairment. They found that physicians who left Stanford had slightly higher scores of anxiety, depression, sleep-related impairment, and burnout. Physicians who were experiencing burnout in 2013 were more than twice as likely to leave compared to those not experiencing burnout.

Health Care Costs, Turnover & Reduction of Work Effort

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