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Burnout is pervasive, unacceptable and expensive

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Health care systems will change when more leaders realize how expensive it is to replace physicians who leave because of poor workplace conditions.

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Keeping doctors and holding electronic health record programmers accountable will save money while improving patient care, said Gary Price, MD, MBA, president of The Physicians Foundation.

National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 4-10 and National Physician Suicide Awareness Day is Sept. 17, 2022. New survey findings show physician burnout in the workplace is a continuing problem that is not getting better. It also may be a contributor to feelings of depression and suicide. The Physicians Foundation, the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' Foundation and the #FirstRespondersFirst initiative are calling on health organizations to implement solutions that physicians deserve to support their mental health. If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988, or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.


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