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NAM plan for workforce well-being: Troubling trend

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A health care leader describes disturbing findings about the health care work environment.

Burnout among physicians, nurses, and clinicians in health care have severe consequences economically and for the professional environment – and those should be a wake-up call to leadership. Victor J. Dzau, MD, president of the National Academy of Medicine, discusses positive culture as a priority area in 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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