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Our work as physicians is extremely rewarding. But the demands of today’s healthcare system also can create stresses that lead to burnout. It’s important that we find a balance.
Physicians are constantly asked to perform many demanding tasks without the needed support to accomplish them. Studies have identified a multitude of different factors that contribute to physician burnout. You can certainly relate to some of these factors, such as:
- Spending time on the phone with prior authorization peer-to-peer appeals instead of spending time in an exam room with patients
- Losing sleep over paperwork, patient satisfaction ratings, RVU requirements, quality measures, MIPS and MACRA
- Pajama Time at night completing patient notes with your computer instead of quality time with your family
- A sense of loss of control with the demands of an overwhelming workload
How can we achieve wellness and resiliency?