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June 07, 2019

Physician Burnout Costs Industry Billions Annually

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that physician burnout costs the healthcare industry approximately $4.6 billion annually. The study also estimated the burnout cost per licensed physician is $7,600 for the physicians’ facility, but the cost can range from $3,700 to $11,000 per physician. The study further emphasizes the significant economic value burnout reduction programs may provide to organizations.