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Journal Article
Review

Beyond burnout: a physician wellness hierarchy designed to prioritize interventions at the systems level.

Shapiro DE, Duquette C, Abbott LM, et al. The American journal of medicine. 2019;132:556-563.

Physician burnout is a persistent problem that can have serious effects on safe practice. This review discusses a model to prioritize interventions to address physician burnout. The approach suggests actions at five levels: physical and mental health; safety and security; respect; appreciation and connection; and the ability to fully contribute to care.