Outside ASN: Physician burnout and hospitals’ efforts (Becker’s Hospital Review)

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By ASN Staff

This piece published by Becker’s Hospital Review addresses the topic of physician burnout and suggests hospitals are incorrectly engaging with the issue.

“…[H]ospital administrators tend to favor administering engagement surveys over burnout surveys because the results are less explicitly negative; mediocre engagement scores don't seem as bad as high burnout scores. However, if health system leaders truly want to help solve the problem, both engagement and burnout surveys should be used.”

“Failing to properly measure and remedy physician burnout enables the condition to fester and grow. According to Medscape, the overall burnout rate across all physician specialties in 2013 was 40 percent. That figure has risen sharply since then. In 2017, Medscape's annual physician lifestyle survey found 51 percent of physicians reported experiencing frequent or constant feelings of burnout.”

Please read the full article for more information.

Also see ASN's Data Science Officer, Kurtis Pivert's piece "Physician Burnout on the Rise".

Resources:
1 Rosin, T. (2017, March 27). Hospitals are getting physician burnout and engagement all wrong - Here's why. Retrieved March 29, 2017, from http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/hospitals-are-getting-burnout-and-physician-engagement-all-wrong-here-s-why.html

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This piece published by Becker’s Hospital Review addresses the topic of physician burnout and suggests hospitals are incorrectly engaging with the issue.

“…[H]ospital administrators tend to favor administering engagement surveys over burnout surveys because the results are less explicitly negative; mediocre engagement scores don't seem as bad as high burnout scores. However, if health system leaders truly want to help solve the problem, both engagement and burnout surveys should be used.”

“Failing to properly measure and remedy physician burnout enables the condition to fester and grow. According to Medscape, the overall burnout rate across all physician specialties in 2013 was 40 percent. That figure has risen sharply since then. In 2017, Medscape's annual physician lifestyle survey found 51 percent of physicians reported experiencing frequent or constant feelings of burnout.”

Please read the full article for more information.

Also see ASN's Data Science Officer, Kurtis Pivert's piece "Physician Burnout on the Rise".

Resources:
1 Rosin, T. (2017, March 27). Hospitals are getting physician burnout and engagement all wrong - Here's why. Retrieved March 29, 2017, from http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/hospitals-are-getting-burnout-and-physician-engagement-all-wrong-here-s-why.html

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