Clinical Burnout and the Quality of Care

This commentary by Mark Linzer discusses the next steps forward within the research field of physician burnout. Suggestions for potential improvement in literature is using subjective, objective measurement; however, existing research does establish clear links between burnout and patient care. Another area needing further development are studies regarding solutions to improving work conditions. Few feasible studies currently exist considering the alarming statistics regarding burnout and more rigorous quality improvement studies are needed. Questions around topics such as workflow design, EHR, and policy change can help guide future research projects.

Organizational Strategies, Turnover & Reduction of Work Effort

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