Review of Ophthalmology: Burned Out No More—Relighting the Fire

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No matter how you look at it, physician burnout has become an epidemic—and one with serious consequences. Not only does it rob doctors of the pleasure they might expect to derive from being a physician, it undercuts patient care; it’s contributing to doctors abandoning the profession, while the number of patients keeps increasing; and it’s contributing to an alarming increase in physician suicide. Leaving matters as they are isn’t an option; physician burnout is becoming more widespread every year. To help get a handle on this epidemic, three professionals who have devoted significant time and effort in dealing with this crisis share what they’ve learned about keeping physician burnout at bay. Read More