Addressing physician burnout: the way forward.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
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.