NPR coverage of story: What’s Doctor Burnout Costing America?
The study authors calculate that for health care organizations, the cost of burnout comes out to $7,600 per physician per year. The study notes that their cost estimate is conservative, only taking into account lost work hours and physician turnover. But other research shows burned out doctors are also more likely to make medical mistakes, have less satisfied patients, and get sued for malpractice, all of which have indirect costs.
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- Physician Burnout Spreading (Part 2)
- Addressing Physician Burnout
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