Would a 'wellness officer' help doctor burnout?

US report also recommends institutional changes to protect clinicians from emotional exhaustion, cynicism and low work satisfaction

A 'chief wellness officer' is among the suggestions from a major report on burnout in the US medical system, which says change must come at an institutional level if the problem is to be addressed. 

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The report by the National Academy of Medicine notes that 54% of US doctors have “substantial symptoms of burnout”, experiencing high levels of emotional exhaustion, cynicism and low work satisfaction. 

The “magnitude of the burnout problem” and the growing consequences for clinicians, patients and healthcare systems require an