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Improving Physician Well-Being

Sean T. Gregory, MBA, MS, PhD1,2; Terri Menser, MBA1
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1Health Policy & Management, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M University, College Station
2Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Health Science Center, Texas A&M University, College Station
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):649. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7850.
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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.


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April 1, 2015
David Mahoney, MD, MBE; John Freedy, MD, PhD; Clive Brock, MB, ChB
1Department of Family Medicine, The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):648-649. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7844.
April 1, 2015
Colin P. West, MD, PhD; Liselotte N. Dyrbye, MD, MHPE; Tait D. Shanafelt, MD
1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):649-650. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7865.
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