Physicians Still Miserable: Seven Solutions to Address Burnout
Geneia survey reveals what physicians want their employers to do
Harrisburg, PA – Nearly all (97 percent) of employed physicians surveyed in August 2019 agree that:
“Curbing physician burnout is an absolutely critical and necessary component for employers to address.”
Geneia, a healthcare analytic solutions and services company that is simplifying the evolution to value-based care, today released the full results of a national survey of employed physicians commissioned to identify solutions to epidemic levels of physician burnout and dissatisfaction. With 83 percent saying they are at risk for burnout, the topline findings show physicians are still miserable.
“The industry is moving steadily towards employment of physicians, and employed physicians are more dissatisfied than independent doctors,” said Heather Lavoie, Geneia president. “With physician dissatisfaction reaching epidemic levels, now is the time for healthcare organizations to prioritize restoring the joy of medicine. Geneia’s national survey of employed physicians revealed seven ways healthcare organizations can help.”
Geneia’s survey revealed seven solutions to address physician burnout – in addition to improving the EHR:
Listen. Ensure physicians know they’ve been heard.
Empower clinician-staffed committees to examine burnout contributors and make operational recommendations.
Pay attention to the basic needs of physicians working long hours such as bathroom breaks.
Offer professional development opportunities, not just EHR training.
Invest in physician time-savers like scribes.
Consider ways to give physicians more time with patients who have complex healthcare needs.
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Geneia commissioned a nationwide survey of 401 physicians who are practicing medicine and are employed by corporate- or hospital-owned entities. Interviewing was conducted online in August 2019. The results have a margin of error of +/-4.9 percentage points at the 95 percent level of confidence.
Geneia LLC is a healthcare analytic solutions and services company that focuses on improving systems to support personalized, patient-centered care. We help clients improve outcomes, lower costs and restore the Joy of Medicine to physician practice. Our technology, education and training, insights and clinical services simplify the evolution to value-based care and drive alignment and collaboration among healthcare providers, health plans and employers. The company has offices in Harrisburg, PA and Manchester, NH. To learn more, visit Geneia.com (https://www.geneia.com) or connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.