Medical Economics September 29, 2023
Richard Payerchin

Top-down solutions are needed to expand the workforce and reduce burnout, not just free up a few minutes here and there.

Large-scale scientific inquiry must go on hold sometimes when primary care physicians and their staff members are running ragged caring for patients.

A new study examined why some Midwestern primary care practices declined to participate in formal, government-led quality improvement (QI) studies to curb unhealthy alcohol use or improve heart health.

The main reason: Short-staffed practices simply can’t take on more work.

“Overwhelmingly, staff turnover and shortages, spanning both physician and support staff roles, were identified as primary reasons for declining, and many noted that staffing challenges were exacerbated during the (COVID-19) pandemic,” the researchers said.

During the pandemic,...

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