Category: Physician Burnout

Compassion Fatigue

You know, timing really is everything. I was sitting at the Airport Marriot in Newark, NJ last week. I was preparing for the first day of the Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Conference there. I was speaking on the topic of physician burnout. Widespread. About 50%...

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The Overnight Shift In The ER

Check this out. Trigger warning! This piece gets a little long and tedious, but do me a favor and read it to completion. You sort of need to do that to get the full impact of this article. For me, the full impact here is the sheer number and variety of issues that...

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The New CME???

Check this out.  What you will see is an offer of a program designed to teach physicians how to become successful passive real estate investors. Translated, that means how they can make money on real estate without “becoming a landlord.”  Something...

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Duty Hours

Check this out.  What you will see is an interesting spin on an old debate. Should there be a limit (say 16 hours) on the length of a Resident’s shift, or should it be “flexible” (i.e., as many hours as the hospital needs the Resident to work. The interesting spin...

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Physicians In Isolation

No, this is not a story about doctors who have been exposed to the plague and have been “locked down.” Rather, it is an insightful piece about how the fact that hospitals no longer serve as social meeting places for doctors is contributing to physicians’ feeling...

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Interpretation Please???

Here’s one! In the face of numerous studies and anecdotal reports that physician burnout is on the rise, we find here a study that offers up a finding, drawn from a study of 5,000 physicians, that physician burnout actually decreased from 2014 to 2017. Inquiring...

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