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Impact of organizational leadership on physician burnout and satisfaction.

Shanafelt TD; Gorringe G; Menaker R; Storz KA; Reeves D; Buskirk SJ; Sloan JA; Swensen SJ.

Burnout has reached epidemic proportions among physicians in the United States. In this survey of physicians working within a large health care organization, burnout was inversely correlated with perception of the leadership skills of physician supervisors. This finding implies that more effective leadership may mitigate burnout at the individual physician level.