American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting

American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting

April 04, 2017
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VIDEO: Strategies for increasing physician wellness

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SAN DIEGO — Understanding the factors known to predict physician burnout and implementing interventions can help prevent and reduce the condition, which affects more than half of physicians, according to a presenter at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting.

Addressing four major factors, including control over the workplace, chaos and disorganization, time pressure, and reward and recognition, increases practice satisfaction and sustainability and physician wellness, Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, of the University of New Mexico Hospital, told Healio Internal Medicine.