Addressing Burnout Among Health Care Professionals by Focusing on Process Rather Than Metrics

Daniel Marchalik, Tait Shanafelt
2020 JAMA Health Forum  
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a profound effect on health care professionals around the world. An early report from China shed light on the pandemic's negative impact on health care workers' mental health-a trend that appears especially pronounced among frontline workers, in whom the odds of depression, anxiety, and distress increased by more than 50%. 1,2 A similar pattern was observed during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and Ebola virus pandemics. 3
doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2020.1161 pmid:36218744 fatcat:rmufgvd2cndffjtv2qvco24qji