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President's Message
As I've talked to people at various conferences and throughout the state, physician burnout is a common, and impassioned discussion topic. An interesting perspective on this problem was penned by a blogger on a recent AAFP article where he typed, "it is ridiculous to offer seminars and instruction to physicians about burnout. The problem is not with hard-working doctors, but with the system. It does not take a genius to realize this. These seminars should be offered to administrators, 'health care experts,' CEOs, and government officials."

But what's the major driver of the burnout problem? As described by the blogger above I hear the frequent refrain of "don't fix me, fix the system." The major contributor seems to be encompassed under the administrative burden. From EMR searching and charting, to paperwork demands and requirements for referrals to specialists/tests/procedures, all add up to a time black hole (I am a geriatrician so even more so acutely aware of the paperwork hassles). This is on top of the usual administrative functions which we would all expect for a typical doctor's office like Rx refills and medical questions which come in from patients.

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