In an ever-evolving health care environment, understanding the economic impact of physician burnout is essential. As the co-CEO of one of the largest consortiums of medical groups in the world (1), I believe that Han and colleagues' (2) estimation of the costs of physician burnout in the United States is a fresh and much-needed exploration of the economic effects of this condition. This work is a valuable early step in an overdue and important conversation we need to have in the health care community. My contribution to that discussion is 3-fold: to affirm that physician burnout negatively affects health care ...
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Edward M. Ellison,
The Permanente Federation and Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Pasadena, California (E.M.E.)
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Corresponding Author: Edward M. Ellison, MD, 393 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91108; e-mail, edward.
This article was published at Annals.org on 28 May 2019.