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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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When 20% is a Passing Grade, but Surprisingly Hard to Get

Physician Wellness Blog Last fall I attended a nationwide conference on physician burnout and resiliency in which a researcher from
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Doctors and nurses are being overloaded with menial tasks

Doctors and nurses are being overloaded with menial tasks | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Why can’t you get an appointment with your doctor? Why are diagnoses being missed? Why is the quality of health care in the United States declining rapidly? Stop querying big data and start looking at the hunched backs and sore shoulders of the people who are inputting that data.
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Physicians leaving profession over EHRs

Physicians leaving profession over EHRs | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Many doctors uncomfortable with using the technology are exiting the biz
Texas Medical Association's insight:
“The research showed that while EHRs hold great promise for enhancing coordination of care and improving quality of care, in its current form and implementation, it has created a number of unintended negative consequences including reducing efficiency, increasing clerical burden and increasing the risk of burnout for physicians.”
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Shouldn’t Doctors Control Hospital Care?

Shouldn’t Doctors Control Hospital Care? | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
They used to. Sadly, business executives have taken over.
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How federal policy has worsened the U.S. primary care shortage

How federal policy has worsened the U.S. primary care shortage | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Loud and clear warnings forecasting the current shortage of primary care physicians in the United States date back to the early 2000s.
Texas Medical Association's insight:
“many [primary care physicians] said they are overwhelmed with their practices, not because they have too many patients, but because there’s too much red tape generated from insurance companies and government agencies.”
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A Death in the Family

Estimates suggest that more than half of practicing physicians in the United States are affected by professional burnout, and our profession has one of the highest suicide rates.3,4 This is unacceptable. The medical community must acknowledge that these tragedies are a direct product of the environment and culture we have created. Just as firefighters are most vulnerable to the wildfires they fight, physicians are most vulnerable to the opioid epidemic we fight.
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Doctors may fear losing their license for seeking mental health care

Doctors may fear losing their license for seeking mental health care | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
By Ronnie Cohen(Reuters Health) - Nearly 40 percent of U.S. physicians are reluctant to seek mental health care out of fear that it might imperil the
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Physician Burnout - What to do When the Thrill is Gone

Physician Burnout - What to do When the Thrill is Gone | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Physician Burnout - what to do when the thrill is gone. How to respond when your practice loses its joy.
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You want doctors to be doctors again? Get out of the way.

You want doctors to be doctors again? Get out of the way. | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
I have a confession to make. I don't understand the concept of burnout.
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Physician Burnout Is A Public Health Crisis

Physician Burnout Is A Public Health Crisis | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Physician Burnout Is A Public Health Crisis: A Message To Our Fellow Health Care CEOs | At the intersection of health, health care, and policy.
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Controlled Interventions to Reduce Burnout in Physicians

Controlled Interventions to Reduce Burnout in Physicians | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates the effectiveness of controlled interventions to reduce burnout in physicians.
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Doctors have alarmingly high rates of depression. One reason: medical school.

Doctors have alarmingly high rates of depression. One reason: medical school. | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
One in 10 medical students contemplate suicide.
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A Balancing Act: Treating The Patient vs. The Healthcare System

A Balancing Act: Treating The Patient vs. The Healthcare System | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
The Physicians Foundation president, Dr. Walker Ray, and CEO, Tim Norbeck, reflect on the latest biennial physician survey results and what they may imply for the future of the profession.
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This quote hits the nail on the head: “Becoming a physician and being a doctor are among the greatest of joys. Working in medicine is the greatest of disappointments.”
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Behind that computer in your doctor’s office, there is a war going on

Behind that computer in your doctor’s office, there is a war going on | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
For all the precious moments and your own health which you sacrificed, the meals you skipped, and the sleep you lost to save patients like me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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The messages that sanctify a culture of physician burnout

The messages that sanctify a culture of physician burnout | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Is it any wonder that physicians and other clinicians are burned out?
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The Extinction of Doctors' Gut Instinct on Medicine | Physicians Practice

The Extinction of Doctors' Gut Instinct on Medicine | Physicians Practice | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Payers have made it so doctors cannot go with their instincts when caring for a patient and that's a shame.
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In the real world of medicine, doctors are not free to order tests that may be needed to uncover an elusive diagnosis.
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The Patients vs. Paperwork Problem for Doctors

The Patients vs. Paperwork Problem for Doctors | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Texas Medical Association's insight:
"Medicine has devolved into a busywork-laden field that is slowly ceasing to function."
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Professional Satisfaction and the Career Plans of US Physicians

Professional Satisfaction and the Career Plans of US Physicians | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
To evaluate the relationship between burnout, satisfaction with electronic health
records and work-life integration, and the career plans of US physicians.
Texas Medical Association's insight:
Nearly 1 in 5 physicians intend to reduce clinical hours in the next year and 1 in 50 intend to leave practice within 2 years Leading reason - burnout
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Medicare Pleges to Ease Physician Burden, Give More Patient Time

Medicare Pleges to Ease Physician Burden, Give More Patient Time | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
New initiative aims to reduce regulatory burdens
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Bring Back the Joy of Practicing Medicine

Bring Back the Joy of Practicing Medicine | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
At a time when it seems that all we hear about in healthcare revolves around the political folly of legislating healthcare, there has been little attention paid to the underlying crisis that threatens access, quality and cost; a workforce that is exhausted, depressed, and clinically, burnt out.
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Burnout Among Health Care Professionals: A Call to Explore and Address This Underrecognized Threat to Safe, High-Quality Care

Burnout Among Health Care Professionals: A Call to Explore and Address This Underrecognized Threat to Safe, High-Quality Care | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
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A new report from  the National Academy of Medicine
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The Damaging Culture of Medicine and Physician Suicide

The Damaging Culture of Medicine and Physician Suicide | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
While admitting burnout isn't a problem for most doctors, many won't concede they need to see a mental health professional.
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Angry All the Time? Welcome to the Club

Angry All the Time? Welcome to the Club | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
For many in medicine, rage is always simmering beneath the surface
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Forget burnout. Let’s address physician dissatisfaction.

Forget burnout. Let’s address physician dissatisfaction. | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
Frontline physicians and leadership need to work together to address dissatisfaction and burnout.
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Current EMR systems are terrible. (Apple, save us!)

Current EMR systems are terrible. (Apple, save us!) | Under Pressure | Scoop.it
I wish my EMR had a more clinical feel and less of an accounting one
Texas Medical Association's insight:
And some of you wonder why docs these days spend only about one-third of their time with their patients (not their patients' numbers, but the real, live, flesh-and-blood kind).
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