Physician Burnout may cost the US Healthcare System $4.6 Billion per year, but does this data point help lower the stress of a single front line doctor?
A new study out in Annals of Internal Medicine this week uses a cost-effectiveness approach to estimate the annual economic burden of physician burnout on the US Healthcare System. $4,600,000,000 per year was their estimate. The free floating anxiety in the headlines was palpable.
I will classify this as an INTERESTING AND USELESS factoid.
It is in the same category as knowing Pi to 10 digits (3.141592653) or how may toothpicks you would need to lay end-to-end to get from Milwaukee to Chicago (2,882,880).
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