SEATTLE, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Physician burnout is at epidemic levels in American doctors. "This is not a problem," says burnout prevention expert Dike Drummond MD, CEO of TheHappyMD.com. His advice? Stop wishing for a solution and focus instead on an effective prevention strategy. The Burnout Prevention MATRIX Report shows over 117 ways physicians and organizations can work together to prevent burnout at its source.
Preventing burnout leads to higher quality care, higher patient satisfaction scores, lower error rates and turnover. These changes can position any group with an effective burnout prevention strategy to become both the provider of choice and the employer of choice in your market.
With a recent survey showing 46% of American physicians burned out on the job, dealing effectively with stress in the workplace is a disruptive innovation just waiting to happen in healthcare. Yet most doctors and administrators have given up on the possibility that burnout rates can be lowered. They fall victim to the "burnout is a problem that has no solution" myth. Here is the critical distinction the healthcare industry must understand to address physician burnout effectively.
Problems have solutions. If you apply a solution to a problem, what happens to the problem? It goes away. The reason physician burnout seems to have no solution is this; burnout is not a problem.
Physician burnout is actually a dilemma. Dilemmas are fundamentally different than problems. A dilemma is a perpetual balancing act with no end in sight. For physicians there is a daily struggle daily to maintain their energy and life balance. So often the conditions of their workplace are a major part of the energy drain. It does not have to be this way. Organizations that have learned to prevent burnout release the search for a solution and focus instead on a coordinated burnout prevention strategy. Where can you find effective tools to build your strategy?
The MATRIX Report details four fundamental methods to lower physician stress and improve physician's ability to recharge. It catalogs over 117 proven burnout prevention tools designed for ease of implementation and quick results. The report allows you to select the components of your prevention strategy from a collection of field-tested stress management tools.
"The epidemic of physician burnout must stop. We've packed 1621 hours of one-on-one physician coaching experience into the MATRIX Report. You and your organization can choose from over 117 prevention methods to build an effective strategy to prevent burnout. Each of these tools has been tested in the real world of practicing physicians." ~ Dr. Drummond says.
TheHappyMD.com ( www.thehappymd.com), with 7513 physician members in 63 countries, is the premier source of tools and training to reduce doctor's stress levels, prevent burnout and optimize the physician experience. CEO, Dike Drummond MD is an executive coach, trainer and consultant helping organizations create and maintain physician wellness, engagement and alignment. Dr. Drummond is also the author of "Stop Physician Burnout – what to do when working harder isn't working" (www.thehappymd.com/book), the first burnout prevention self-help manual for the modern physician.
Dike Drummond MD, CEO
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