Burnout & Physician Resiliency

wellness_wednesdaysAccording to a 2013 Medscape survey, more than 40% of U.S. physicians reported experiencing at least one symptom of burnout (loss of enthusiasm for work, feelings of cynicism, and a low sense of personal accomplishment). A 2012 study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that more than one-third of physicians were burned out. These startling figures support the American Academy of Family Physicians 2014 Practice Profile report which indicates that family physicians spend 1.8 hours per week on prior authorization of insurance coverage, 7.7 hours per week on non face-to-face patient care issues, and 3.8 hours per week on other non-patient care tasks.


Other reasons for this crisis include administrative burden, difficulty finding work-life balance, feeling undervalued, frustrations with referral networks, government regulations, and (of course) reimbursement issues. These frustrations are shared across different types of family medicine practices.

The following resources are provided to help you reduce burnout and increase your resiliency.



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