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PHYSICIAN BURNOUT

May 2016 editorial
PHYSICIAN BURNOUT--updated version

Medicine:  “Oh, Physician, How do I stress you?  Let me count the ways:”
11-13 years of intense training under immersion in the “Superman” medical culture Sleep deprivation/interruption Emotional impact of treating serious illness, death, or chronic disability Pressure to work while pregnant/sick/chronically ill Malpractice lawsuits Financial debt EHR/ data entry Federal mandates Insurance hassles Isolation Pay for Performance programs and surveys Repetitive work Pressure to see large volumes of patients Loss of autonomy due to