Journal of Wellness


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Burnout is endemic. The prevalence of burnout (~50%) among healthcare providers has been stable over the past 20 years. Acknowledging variability from year to year, burnout is pervasive, with no signs of abating. Despite increased awareness of mental health issues, the rise of Chief Wellness Officers, and the expansion of Employee Assistance Programs, there has not been much improvement. We are even burned out from burnout. Survey responses are low and often do not result in action. Longitudinal intervention trials are often small and of short duration. We need a new paradigm to manage physician burnout. A chronic care management model offers promise for this insidious and ongoing condition. We should approach it the way we approach diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.





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