AMA spurs a movement to fight the key causes of physician burnout

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Burnout is a major issue that has been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2013, the AMA has spurred a movement to fight the causes of burnout and provide relief for physicians who too often have been told to rely on reducing stress.

The AMA’s bold advocacy, innovative research and actionable resources help physicians tackle burnout’s key causes.

Physician burnout demands urgent action

The AMA is leading the national effort to solve the growing physician burnout crisis. We're working to eliminate the dysfunction in health care by removing the obstacles and burdens that interfere with patient care.

  • The AMA has authored dozens of peer-reviewed studies on the causes and impact of burnout.
  • The AMA is at the forefront of physician burnout research, including field testing new workflow methods to reduce burnout and assessing health care workforce stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The AMA's award-winning, CME-eligible resources tackle burnout at its root. Practical tools give health care organizations a way to assess burnout at the system level and develop targeted solutions to support physician well-being.
  • The AMA developed an assessment that provides health systems and with an organizational score for burnout, along with targeted data on culture and workplace efficiency factors.

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