Fully reversing the tide of physician burnout requires addressing deep issues within the culture of the health care system, Stanford Medicine leaders write.
Physician burnout costs health care organizations about $7,600 annually for each physician they employ, Stanford researchers have found.
Physicians are more satisfied in their jobs, a Stanford survey finds, but they're less happy than workers in other fields.
In a Health Affairs piece, a group of physician leaders discuss the importance of a chief wellness officer and provide guidance on how to integrate the job into health system leadership.
Stanford's Tait Shanafelt is working to address physician burnout, which impacts physicians' quality of life as well as patient care.
Regulatory reform could reduce the bloated documentation requirements facing American physicians and help to reduce rising levels of burnout.
In a small, informal workshop at Stanford Medicine X on Sunday afternoon, a group of medical students, doctors and others met to discuss one of …