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NAM plan for workforce well-being: A message for primary care physicians

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Primary care physicians are crucial to the health care system.

Primary care physicians are vitally important to the U.S. health care system – and may be facing some of the highest rates of burnout among physicians and clinical staff. Solutions for them will depend on the context of their medical practices because they work in a variety of settings. Victor J. Dzau, MD, president of the National Academy of Medicine, discusses the Academy’s National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being, which has seven priority areas to improve work conditions for physicians and medical staff, and ultimately improve patient care.


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