Addressing physician burnout: five solutions for health care workers

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Here are five actions the U.S. Surgeon General recommends for health care workers to curb physician and medical staff burnout.

Preventing burnout and associated mental health challenges calls for both an employer and a whole of society effort to ensure lasting change. There are evidence-based strategies that health workers can take to prevent burnout and improve their well-being, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, said “Addressing Health Worker Burnout: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Building a Thriving Health Workforce,” on May 23, 2022.