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To the Editor We applaud West and colleagues1 for their continuing efforts to raise awareness of burnout among physicians. A conversation with any practicing physician quickly refers to the added stress and expectations of the profession. The practice of medicine is at a crossroads, wherein shifting reimbursement modalities, an onslaught of new evidence, and the aspiration of the “Triple Aim” (improvements to care, health, and costs) give rise to an emotionally exhausted physician workforce.
Gregory ST, Menser T. Improving Physician Well-Being. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):649. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7850