Three Strategies to Prevent Physicians Burnout

Measurement Tool Tested: Areas of Work- Life Scale (AWS)

The study finds:

  1. Organizational context of burnout includes six areas of work-life:

    • Workload
    • Control
    • Rewards
    • Community
    • Fairness
    • Values
  2. 2. Physician burnout is a result of chronic mismatches between physicians and their work life in some or all of these six areas

Focus physician engagement strategies on 3 areas: Workload, Control and Values

  • Control
    • Enhance physician autonomy
  • Workload
    • Minimize administrative burden
    • Increase resources to match increases in workload
  • Values
    • Align organizational goals and values with those of physicians

For more information Contact: Bita Kash ( bakash@sph.tamhsc.edu )