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Chumbley discusses burnout, elections as part of Wisconsin Health News panel

Society CEO Bud Chumbley, MD, MBA, teamed up with leaders from other Wisconsin health care organizations to share their insights on “Healthcare and the 2018 Elections” during a Wisconsin Health News event in Madison on Tuesday.

The panel, which also included CEOs from Leading Age Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Association of Health Plans, Wisconsin Hospital Association and Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association discussed the role health care will play in the November elections and the resulting impact the elections will have on health care. In addition, they fielded questions about the lawsuit to suspend the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and other key issues for their organizations.

Doctor Chumbley identified addressing physician burnout as a top Society priority. “A recent survey we did showed that fully half of physicians in Wisconsin indicate they are burned out in their work. This leads to early retirement or reducing workloads or leaving the state. We are headed toward a shortage of physicians, which should be a concern to everyone because you all are patients of one sort or another.

“We want to help build their resiliency,” he added. “This is going to be our main thrust over the next several years because it is an epidemic. The suicide rate among physicians is three or four times the national average.”

A video of the entire event is available on the Wisconsin Eye website.

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