There’s an epidemic in U.S. healthcare: physicians are stressed and burned out.
Most of us who work in a high-pressure environment don’t make potentially life-altering decisions every day or worse—mistakes that can actually kill. Yet physicians, the last people we want to be stressed out, are experiencing burnout at unprecedented levels these days. In fact, data from the first study of its kind on the subject of physician burnout, shows that one out of every two doctors is experiencing it and it’s a self-perpetuating cycle. Most doctors spend too much time being business people—and patient care suffers.