Provider burnout is on the rise, yet optimal provider well-being is necessary for high-quality care: Thriving providers have better patient outcomes and higher patient satisfaction scores, and they are less likely to make mistakes. They are also less likely to leave their organizations. This resource kit can serve as a starting point to tackle burnout at health care organizations.
Experiment with a short, validated tool from the Mayo Clinic (PDF, p. 3). The questions in Table 1, “Items Evaluating Physician Opinion of the Leadership Qualities of Their Immediate Physician Supervisor,” will help you assess burnout in your own organization and provide feedback to managers to help make improvements in provider well-being.