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Research Letter
Physician Work Environment and Well-Being
July 2017

Workplace Factors Associated With Burnout of Family Physicians

Author Affiliations
  • 1McLaren Flint Family Medicine Residency, Michigan State University, Flint
  • 2American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky
  • 3American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kansas
  • 4Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
  • 5Department of Health Services Research, Management, and Policy, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • 6Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(7):1036-1038. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1391

Burnout is on the rise, with over half of US physicians reporting at least 1 symptom in 2014.1 Physician burnout has negative impacts on both physician well-being and patient care.1 Addressing burnout is imperative to improving the care of patients, promoting the health of physicians, and reducing health care costs. Practice features associated with burnout include clinic demands, paperwork, and maintaining work/life balance.2 Our purpose was to examine burnout in a national sample of board certified family physicians.

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