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What's Causing Physician Burnout

 “No study existed or exists today that demonstrates that EMR decreases errors, increases efficiency, or lowers costs.  Studies do show, however,” he continues, “that it has demoralized doctors and nurses and is a major component of job dissatisfaction and angst about where medicine is heading.”

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Burnout is a consequence of the deprofessionalization of medicine

Burnout is a consequence of the deprofessionalization of medicine | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
The solution to, or cure of, physician burnout is obvious and easy, but not on anyone’s political agenda.
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Ensuring Physician EHR Use Doesn’t Lead to Physician Burnout

Ensuring Physician EHR Use Doesn’t Lead to Physician Burnout | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Physician EHR use contributes to physician burnout not as a result of physician resistance to new technology but to EHR design and usability.
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Surgeons are burnt out and the numbers are staggering

Surgeons are burnt out and the numbers are staggering | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
The occupational hazards of surgical careers are multiple.
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A story of how one physician overcame burnout. He is not alone.

A story of how one physician overcame burnout. He is not alone. | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
We do not have 8 million physicians, but we have many.  This rant tells the story of one physician.  He is not alone.
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How physician burnout compares to general working population

How physician burnout compares to general working population | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Over just three years, physicians reported a nearly 9 percent increase in burnout rates. But how does physician burnout compare to that of the general working population? A recent national study provides insights, including key findings on work-life balance.
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Medical specialties with the highest burnout rates

Medical specialties with the highest burnout rates | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Work-related burnout is a pervasive problem among physicians—and it’s worsening across all specialties, according to a recent national study. Learn how burnout has increased in just three years and which specialties reported the highest rates of burnout. Where does yours fall on the list?
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Physicians aren't burned out. They're abused.

Physicians aren't burned out. They're abused. | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Physician burnout is a diagnosis that blames the victim, not the perpetrator. 
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Beleaguered by electronic record mandates, some doctors burning out

Beleaguered by electronic record mandates, some doctors burning out | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Some doctors retiring rather than following new "onerous" rules on records.
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Doctor Burnout Rates on the Rise

Surveys show a nearly 10 percent increase across a range of specialties in the U.S.
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The joy has been sucked out of medicine. Here's why.

The joy has been sucked out of medicine. Here's why. | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
What is happening to medical practice and what can we do to bring the joy back to being a health care provider?
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It's time for physicians to regain their voice

It's time for physicians to regain their voice | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
We have allowed ourselves to be unhappy in medicine. We have allowed everyone’s voice to be louder than ours.
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Burnout driving physicians to cut down work hours

Burnout driving physicians to cut down work hours | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
A new study found that high levels of burnout and low professional satisfaction scores predict a reduction in work levels. Learn more about which physicians are reducing their work hours and what is being done to improve professional satisfaction. Who is increasingly cutting hours Full-time physicians who report worsening burnout or show declining job satisfaction are more likely to reduce the hours they work, according to study published in April’s Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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The role of personal accomplishment in physician burnout

Physician burnout is on the rise, but providing an environment that boosts doctors’ sense of personal accomplishment and increases professional rewards could help them feel less emotionally exhausted and more energized about their daily work. Experts say it is one of a number of areas that need to be addressed to reverse the burnout trend. Less personal satisfaction Nearly 55 percent of physicians who responded to a Mayo Clinic survey in 2014 were professionally burned out, up from nearly 46 percent just three years earlier, according to the study in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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Why this primary care doctor retired early

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"One of the best decisions I ever made was to get out of clinical practice. My stress level dropped overnight and has lessened with each passing year."

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Explaining the physician anxiety behind performance measures

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We shouldn’t design payments and delivery systems around performance measures.
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Health IT's woes are a moral problem that needs to be solved

Health IT's woes are a moral problem that needs to be solved | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Physicians simply cannot spend 80 to 90 percent-plus of their day sitting down at a computer terminal. It’s not what being a doctor is all about.
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Medscape Lifestyle Report 2016: Bias and Burnout

Medscape Lifestyle Report 2016: Bias and Burnout | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Medscape surveyed physicians to determine their opinions on bias, burnout, marijuana, and other aspects of their lifestyle outside the office.
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What's Causing Physician Burnout

 “No study existed or exists today that demonstrates that EMR decreases errors, increases efficiency, or lowers costs.  Studies do show, however,” he continues, “that it has demoralized doctors and nurses and is a major component of job dissatisfaction and angst about where medicine is heading.”

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Half Of U.S. Doctors 'Burned Out' As Obamacare Begins Third Year

The number of U.S. physicians who say they are suffering “burnout” has jumped to more than half of doctors as the practice of medicine becomes more complicated and millions more Americans gain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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The Sorry State of Physician Burnout

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A recent Mayo Clinic study found physician burnout affects more than half of US doctors.
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What Does the Average Physician's Day Look Like

What Does the Average Physician's Day Look Like | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard the story about the overworked, burned-out physician. U.S. doctors are up against a lot nowadays, between overflowing patient case loads, strict policy requirements, and tighter bottom lines. More doctors are retiring early or leaving the field. A recent Medscape survey found 46% of physicians reported burnout just last year! While many healthcare providers could probably easily list off the culprits behind these issues, the team at eVisit wanted to know identify the biggest sink
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Physicians suffer the personal toll of corporate medicine

Physicians suffer the personal toll of corporate medicine | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
I write about this because I must. I too was a hostage of this system. In some ways I still am.
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