Researchers Investigate Primary Care Professional Burnout

Root Cause: Underutilized Team-based Care

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and physician burnout may seem like an unlikely pairing for a research study. After all, the PCMH model was designed to provide better care to patients through team-based care and a variety of other practice improvements. 

And, as authors of a study published in the January 2018 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine point out, "Effective task-sharing may reduce burnout among primary care providers (PCPs)."

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