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Physician burnout ‘present and growing’

Release Date: August 30, 2018
Contact: Kendi Parvin - 608.442.3748 kendi.parvin@wismed.org

The statement below is from Wisconsin Medical Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA, following yesterday’s Legislative Council Study Committee on Direct Primary Care meeting, which included a presentation on physician burnout.

“There’s no doubt that the trendlines regarding physician burnout are troubling in Wisconsin. It’s present and it’s growing.”

“The Society thanks committee co-chairs Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. John Nygren for asking us to share our latest physician survey results regarding burnout. Improving the medical environment so physicians and other caregivers can best take care of their patients must be a health care priority both now and after the November elections. The Society is happy to lead this charge and work with hospital systems, clinics and policymakers in both Madison and Washington, D.C. to find ways to improve both physician and patient experience with our health care system.”

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