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Comment & Response
April 2016

Well-being Programs for Physicians and the Role of the “Doctors' Mess”

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, West Suffolk Hospital, Suffolk, England
  • 2Department of Public Health, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk, England
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(4):394-395. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.4202

To the Editor We commend Salles and colleagues1 on their comprehensive well-being program, which is laudable in its scope. The issue of physicians’ well-being is one shared across the Atlantic.2 Increasing strain on health care organizations increases the risk of physician burnout. We provide evidence for another physician wellness program and discuss the concept of the “doctors’ mess.”

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