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NAM plan for workforce well-being: Measure it, then improve it

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Measuring staff feelings across institutions is the baseline for improvement.

Investing in measurement, assessment, strategies, and research is important in combating physician and clinician burnout. Health care systems have valid, helpful tools to do that, but they should not become another burden on already weary staff. 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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