Stop Physician Burnout - Government Regulation and Unions are Just What We Need .... Right?

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

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People are running out of patience with the healthcare industry ... and appropriately so.

For the last five years physician burnout rates have hovered around 50% and the industry has responded in its usual academic fashion. Task Forces and Action Collaboratives have been organized, position papers and intellectual models published and a flurry of research into one prevention tool at a time is in the pipeline. They are struggling to "solve" what they think is a "problem" and missing the true nature of burnout in the process. The deck chairs have simply been rearranged.

... All while the whirlwind of your practice day slowly intensifies beyond your capacity to cope. 

But something has changed very recently. Here's what I have noticed just in the last month or so on the internet ...

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For the first time I am seeing mainstream articles calling for two new approaches to the burnout swamping our people in the front lines.

It is as if a certain slice of the general public and the physicians of America have given up on our healthcare industry taking care of its own issues any time soon. 

I have a quick question for you ...

  • Do you think Government Regulation, or your Shop Steward, could ultimately make a real and lasting difference in the quality of your work day? 

  • If so, how long would it take you to notice that difference??

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I say we clean our own house
... because I have no doubt additional Government Regulation and Physician Unions will only make things worse.

It is indeed time for a Physician Burnout  Manhattan Project ... to work at the level of the National Healthcare System, addressing the structural causes of burnout in our modern practice of medicine ... and the whirlwind of digital overload that surrounds each patient encounter.

Yes it is time for that concerted effort.

Yes .... AND

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