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VIDEO: ACP highlights efforts to address physician burnout

NEW ORLEANS – Programs to address physician burnout have taken a number of strategies, including developing chapter-level champions to serve as resources, advocacy in Washington, DC to reduce administrative burdens and partnering with patients to restore the physician-patient relationship, Daisy Smith, MD, vice president for clinical programs for the American College of Physicians, told Healio Internal Medicine.

“The issue of physician burnout is more of a system issue than an individual one and it’s a human problem that needs a human solution,” she said.

Disclosure: Smith is vice president for clinical programs for the American College of Physicians.

NEW ORLEANS – Programs to address physician burnout have taken a number of strategies, including developing chapter-level champions to serve as resources, advocacy in Washington, DC to reduce administrative burdens and partnering with patients to restore the physician-patient relationship, Daisy Smith, MD, vice president for clinical programs for the American College of Physicians, told Healio Internal Medicine.

“The issue of physician burnout is more of a system issue than an individual one and it’s a human problem that needs a human solution,” she said.

Disclosure: Smith is vice president for clinical programs for the American College of Physicians.

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