Four questions reveal a key source of employee physician burnout

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Employee physicians are on a tilted playing field and physician burnout is the result

Why are 40 - 50% of our colleagues are suffering from at least one symptom of burnout as they walk in to work today?

How does healthcare tolerate this epidemic among the providers of care? BTW, that number will be the same tomorrow, next week and next month. It has been the same for the last decade - and somehow we manage to never talk about it.

How can burnout be "normal" in physicians these days? 


There must be some sort of fundamental mismatch somewhere. Something just has to be out of alignment ... something way down deep in the system ... right?

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Are CHATBOTS Really a Solution to Physician Burnout? One Tech CEO's Nirvana Scenario

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Stop #PhysicianBurnout

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Is a Burned Out Doctor Better for Patients?

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Here is my nominee for the all-time Worst Physician Burnout Article Headline

An article last week in Medpage Today by Kristina Fiore used this headline:

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When is a Medical Error a Criminal Act and Are YOU Next?

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

When is a medical error a criminal act and what is your risk of being thrown under the bus if you make a mistake?

A nurse was recently convicted of a criminal act - negligent homicide - for a 2017 medical error at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

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Can We Use the Pareto Principle to Stop Physician Burnout?

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

You know the Pareto Principle either by that name or by its more common expression: The 80:20 Rule

Turns out that the Pareto Principle applies to Physician Burnout. We even have a study to prove the point. 

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