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Why the business school mindset doesn’t mind physician burnout

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Why the business school mindset doesn’t mind physician burnout

"We can’t expect those with a business school mindset to solve physician burnout. What is needed is leadership throughout health care organizations by those with expertise in the core business,…
October 14, 2021

Why the business school mindset doesn’t mind physician burnout

“We can’t expect those with a business school mindset to solve physician burnout. What is needed is leadership throughout health care organizations by those with expertise in the core business, deep commitment to health care workers and patients, extensive tacit knowledge, and credibility. Physician CEOs have better outcomes in all critical metrics, including engagement among staff. And physician leaders have an ethical and fiduciary responsibility to serve patients. Those with a business school mindset do not.”

Patty Fahy is an internal medicine physician and founder, Fahy Consulting. She can be reached on Twitter @pattyfahyMD.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “The business school mindset doesn’t mind physician burnout.”

This episode is sponsored by Tradeoffs, available on your favorite podcast platform.

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