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Burnout Among Health Care Professionals. A Call to Explore and Address This Underrecognized Threat to Safe, High-Quality Care.

Dyrbye LN, Shanafelt TD, Sinsky CA, et al. Washington, DC: National Academy of Medicine; July 5, 2017.

Clinician burnout has recently emerged as a patient safety concern. This report from a national initiative to examine burnout provides initial insights from its work and targets areas requiring further study, such as a focus on system factors that facilitate the problem, the effect of clinician wellbeing on outcomes, and interventions to improve the clinicians' work lives.