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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Addressing physician burnout: the way forward.

Shanafelt TD, Dyrbye LN, West CP. JAMA. 2017;317:901-902.

Burnout can diminish both patient safety and physician well-being. This commentary describes factors that contribute to physician burnout, such as increased workload related to implementation of electronic health records. The authors also highlight a new initiative to collaboratively examine the phenomenon to develop improvement strategies. A previous Annual Perspective discussed the relationship between burnout and patient safety and interventions to address burnout among clinicians.