Quality & Patient Safety

How burnout can affect your healthcare organization

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, October 1, 2015

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Burnout drains organizations of their mission and leads to costly and sometimes lethal consequences. Quint Studer, in his new book Healing Physician Burnout, defines burnout as a progressive loss of idealism, energy, and purpose. The good news is that while the problem of burnout may appear bleak, it can be turned around with hard work, solid engagement, and focus.

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