Taking Action to Address Clinician Burnout

March 1, 2019 | Ambulatory Care Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​Clinician burnout has been linked to adverse patient safety events and medical errors; decreased quality of patient care; clinician mental health risks (including substance use, self-harm, and suicide); diminished patient satisfaction; increased risk of malpractice litigation; breakdowns in organizational communication, teamwork, and productivity; and economic losses.

Warning signs can include always feeling tired, not enjoying work, emotional volatility or flatness, angry outbursts, suspiciousness, feeling helpless,...

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