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Journal Article

Workplace factors associated with burnout of family physicians.

Rassolian M, Peterson LE, Fang B, et al. JAMA internal medicine. 2017;177:1036-1038.

Professional burnout is a pervasive problem among health care workers that can have serious effects on patient safety. This survey of family medicine physicians found that a chaotic work environment and the time burden related to electronic health record documentation were both associated with burnout. These results underscore the need to address workplace conditions that contribute to burnout in primary care.