Fighting Burnout Through Value-Based Care
Incentivizing doctors based on patient outcomes rather than volume alleviates many causes of burnout
By Brian Steele, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Collaborative Health Systems
Although reports of physician burnout multiplied during the COVID-19 pandemic, it hasalways been a problem in health care. According to a study from the Mayo Clinic, the COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbated existing problems in the health care delivery system and took a toll on the U.S. physician workforce. This added strain impacted the quality of care,resulting in turnover and reductions in work effort. The Association of American MedicalColleges also estimates that the U.S. could see a shortage of 54,100 to 139,000 physicians by 2023 which is expected to plague both primary and specialty fields.
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