AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting
New Orleans, LA | June 25-27, 2017
Burnout Among Clinicians and Staff in Small to Medium Sized Primary Care Practices
Authors: Samuel Edwards, Miguel Marino, Bijal Balasubramanian, Steele Valenzuela, Rachel Springer, Alex Preston, Leif Solberg, Kurt Stange, Tom Kottke, Brianna Muller, Tanisha Tate Woodson, Jennifer Hemler, William Miller, Cynthia Perry, Deborah Cohen
Findings: Burnout is prevalent in small to medium sized primary care practices, but at a lower frequency than seen in prior studies and physicians have only slightly higher levels of burnout than other staff members. Members of solo practices have lower odds of burnout, while clinician panel size, patients seen per week and staffing levels are not associated with burnout, suggesting practice autonomy is a more important determinant of burnout than workload.