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Championing Well-being Amid COVID-19

(ACP Well-being Champions Featured)

by Mollie Frost, ACP Internist

Throughout the pandemic's constant challenges, ACP members have taken care of each other by creating supportive spaces, working together, telling stories, and even climbing mountains.

For more on this theme, see the sidebar for the essay “The case for centering the patient-physician relationship” by NY ACP Well-being Champion Maria Maldonado, MD, FACP.

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A Call to Action: Align Well-being and Antiracism Strategies

by Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, MACP; N. Mariam Salas, MD; Charlene Dewey, MD, MEd, MACP; Jonathan Ripp, MD, MPH, ACP Member; and Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, MACP, ACP Internist

For too many clinicians, racism is a defining component of work culture. Health care organizations should adopt antiracist practices that result in sustained, meaningful change.

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Health Care Expenditures Attributable to Primary Care Physician Overall and Burnout-Related Turnover: A Cross-sectional Analysis

by Christine A. Sinsky, MD, Tait D. Shanafelt, MD, Liselotte N. Dyrbye, MD, MHPE, Adrienne H. Sabety, PhD, Lindsey E. Carlasare, MBA, Colin P. West, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Turnover of PCPs results in approximately $979 million in excess health care expenditures for public and private payers annually, with $260 million attributable to PCP burnout-related turnover. Turnover of PCPs, including that due to burnout, is costly to public and private payers. Efforts to reduce physician burnout may be considered as one approach to decrease US health care expenditures.

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Discuss this topic with other ACP members in ACP's Physician Well-being and Professional Fulfillment Forum.

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