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Abbreviations and Acronyms:AMA (American Medical Association), MBI (Maslach Burnout Inventory), PMF (Physician Master File), WLB (work-life balance)
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For editorial comment, see page 1593; for a related article, see page 1694
Grant Support: The work was supported by the Mayo Clinic Program on Physician Well-being.
Potential Competing Interests: Dr Shanafelt is co-inventor of the Physician Well-being Index.
Mayo Clinic holds the copyright on this technology and accordingly Mayo Clinic and Dr Shanafelt have a potential financial interest in this technology. The Physician Well-Being Index has been licensed to a commercial entity, although no royalties have been received to date.
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- CorrectionMayo Clinic ProceedingsVol. 91Issue 2
- PreviewIn the Original Article entitled “Changes in Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance in Physicians and the General US Working Population Between 2011 and 2014” published in the December 2015 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Mayo Clin Proc. 2015;90(12):1600-1613), the term ophthalmology was spelled incorrectly in Figure 1.
- Factors Affecting Burnout in PhysiciansMayo Clinic ProceedingsVol. 91Issue 4
- PreviewI appreciated the insightful data presented by Shanafelt et al1 in their article in the December 2015 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and I share the concerns about burnout rates among physicians in the United States. Although burnout is undoubtedly a multifactorial issue, one wonders about the role of recent federal mandates.
- Burnout and the Ethos of Medical PracticeMayo Clinic ProceedingsVol. 91Issue 4
- PreviewThe article by Shanafelt et al1 published in the December 2015 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings describes the very serious and worsening problem of burnout among American physicians, and the editorial by Ariely and Lanier2 attempts to elucidate the causes, noting asymmetrical awards, loss of autonomy, and cognitive scarcity. I could not agree more on one point that Ariely and Lanier made, that the “micromanaging of physicians' time and decisions” in the name of productivity by their corporate overseers is a major factor in the burnout and that it needs to be addressed.