Journal Article
Commentary

What can patient safety teach us about clinician burnout?

Wu AW, Dzau VJ. What can patient safety teach us about clinician burnout? Ann Intern Med. 2019 Dec 10. doi: 10.7326/M19-2397. [Epub ahead of print].

This commentary discusses how we can apply lessons learned in patient safety to address clinician burnout. Lessons include (1) focusing on systems-level factors, (2) institutional and leadership commitment to change, (3) using measurement for accountability, and (4) directed leadership to implement successful change.