𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸𝙁𝘼𝙎𝙏. Common sense says that the COVID pandemic and numerous other factors have made the already grim picture of physician burnout even worse in recent years. This recent Mayo study demonstrates this to be the case, with significant increases reported in 2021 in burnout and dissatisfaction with “Work Life Integration” in comparison to previous years. https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(22)00515-8/fulltext
The Mayo research concludes, “Given the association of physician burnout with quality of care, turnover, and reductions in work effort, these findings have profound implications for the US healthcare system.”
We have been keeping our eye on physician burnout for many years – writing about it in blogs and articles, and speaking it about it from the podium. In our opinion, the pharmaceutical industry needs to pay close attention to this phenomenon, and to work in a concerted way to help mitigate this serious challenge to physicians and the health care they deliver.