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Physician Burnout Heavily Influenced by Leadership Behaviors
HealthLeaders Media

Physician burnout is prevalent throughout the U.S. healthcare system — experienced by nearly half (46%) of physicians, according to data published in JAMA last year. But effective leadership appears to alleviate it, according to new research from Mayo Clinic and published in the April issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

In 2013, nearly 3,000 physicians and scientists across Mayo Clinic’s three campuses in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota responded to a survey about their well being in the workplace. They were asked not only to rate themselves on burnout and satisfaction, but also to evaluate their immediate supervisors, who were physicians and scientists themselves, in 12 specific dimensions of leadership.