In the article from the Health Affairs website called Physician Burnout Is A Public Health Crisis: A Message To Our Fellow Health Care CEOs you can read how the authors describe how “burnout among physicians is becoming a national health crisis” and that it “is directly attributable to loss of control over work, increased performance measurement (quality, cost, patient experience), the increasing complexity of medical care, the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs), and profound inefficiencies in the practice environment.”
All of which they directly imposed on us doctors!
What an absolute crock of sh%t this article was. Every one of these CEOs forced this crap down the throats of their employed doctors. Like drones, many physicians just took it but some of us fought back. Yes, I was one of them who did. I remember the medical director at my hospital in Maine screaming at me “what is wrong with quality?!” I told him the path this unproven concept would take us and immediately resigned from that stupid leadership committee I was on. And guess what? I was right.
Please, please, please don’t let these douchebag administrators off the hook.
“Leadership is needed to address the root causes of this problem and reposition the health care workforce for the future. The authors of this paper—the CEOs of our respective institutions—are committing to do just that.”
Committed, my ass. That is just “administralian” for “we just want to make more money and saying these words make us look good”.
DON’T BUY IT! I only pray that people go back and find their quotes where they caused this crisis by taking away our control, forcing bogus quality metrics on us, making us use broken EHRS and destroying our practice environment.
It is their fault. And it is our fault for following them like sheep. Now it is time for revenge by making them eat their words. Can we for once, as doctors, collectively fight back!