Physician Burnout and Well-Being: A Systematic Review and Framework for Action

Rothenberger D.A.
Submitted: June, 2017

Review publications from 2000-2016 related to medical student and physician burnout, stress, depression, suicide ideation, suicide, resiliency, wellness, and well-being. Burnout is the unintended net result of multiple, highly disruptive changes in society at large, the medical profession, and the healthcare system. Both individual and organizational strategies have been only partially successful in mitigating burnout and in developing resiliency and well-being among physicians. Two highly effective strategies are aligning personal and organizational values and enabling physicians to devote 20% of their work activities to the part of their medical practice that is especially meaningful to them.

Resource Type:
  • Peer Reviewed Research
Study Design:
  • Review
  • Burnout, Well-being, & Professionalism
  • Commoditization
  • HCO