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A Crisis in Health Care: A Call to Action on Physician Burnout.

Jha AK; Iliff AR; Chaoui AA; Defossez S; Bombaugh MC; Miller YA; Massachusetts Medical Society; Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Harvard Global Health Institute.

Clinician well-being affects the safety of the care environment. This publication suggests that the ramifications of physician burnout are a public health concern. The report provides an overview of the burnout crisis and recommends strategies to address the problem, including mental health initiatives, electronic health record enhancements, and appointment of chief wellness officers.