According to an article written by the National Academy of Medicine, clinicians of all kinds, across all specialties and care settings, are experiencing alarming rates of burnout. Among the most telling of statistics, more than 50 percent of U.S. physicians report significant symptoms. Burnout is a syndrome characterized by a high degree of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization (i.e., cynicism), and a low sense of personal accomplishment at work.
So what is the remedy? Direct primary care is one way for family practice doctors to return to the way family medicine was practiced fifty years ago. Direct primary care uses a business model that allows doctors to spend much more time with their patients. This allows doctors to practice good medicine in an unhurried environment, and it allows the doctor/patient relationship to flourish, which results in higher compliance.
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