Investments to curb physician burnout

Arlene Bierman, MD, MS, of the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality discusses how more support for primary care will help doctors avoid burnout.

Arlene S. Bierman, MD, MS, is director of the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement in the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She also is a general internist, geriatrician and researcher.

In this video segment, Bierman discusses motivations for going into primary care. Investing in primary care teams, making it easier for clinicians to practice, and asking patients and communities what they need in health care, will help relieve burnout for physicians.