Medical Economics April 18, 2024
Jeffrey Bendix

In a new study, coaching from other docs significantly reduced many burnout symptoms

Most health care organizations that provide coaching to reduce burnout among physician employees use outside professionals as coaches. But a new study suggests that coaching from colleagues, rather than outsiders, can be just as effective–with the added benefits of improved accessibility and lower cost to the employer.

To conduct the study, a team of researchers recruited 138 volunteer physicians from Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, a large New England multi-specialty group. Volunteers were randomly assigned to either a coaching group or a control group that used standard institutional resources for addressing burnout.

Those assigned to the coaching group received six coaching sessions over three months from another Mass...

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