Four Areas to Optimize
Unfortunately, burnout doesn’t just impact physicians and their families; it can also impact their patients’ experience during an episode of care. Achieving a high level of patient satisfaction sometimes requires working late hours and logging significant overtime. However, there are strategies surgeons and clinicians can leverage to improve work-life balance without compromising their patients’ needs.
The article Improving Your Own Quality of Life While Raising Patient Satisfaction by Hany Elrashidy, MD, at Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists, Inc., explores four important facets of physician time management
- Pain management
- Patient education pre/post-operation
- Collaboration across the practice
- Scheduling time for yourself