Physicians are stressed. There's no doubt about it.
From 2013 to 2015, the amount of burnout among U.S. physicians increased from roughly 40 percent to 46 percent, according to the Medscape Physician Lifestyle Report. While Merriam-Webster defines burnout as "exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration," the Medscape report focused on identifying another component of burnout — low physician morale.
One area of practice that brings continuous stress and impacts morale is clinical documentation. Nuance recently released an interesting infographic detailing just how deeply physicians are struggling with this aspect of care.Read More