The American Medical Association (AMA) has launched its Practice Transformation Initiative to fight physician burnout.
Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH AMA board chair, said "While AMA efforts to date have increased awareness of the physician burnout crisis at all levels and driven positive change, there is an immediate need for transformational solutions."
The AMA said although symptoms of burnout have been well researched, actionable solutions have not been analyzed rigorously. As a result, information on effective interventions remains limited. The goal of the initiative is to fill those knowledge gaps.
To make physician burnout a thing of the past, the initiative will support research and advance evidence-based solutions by collaborating with organizations who are committed to the practice transformation journey, according to the AMA.