A Cluster Randomized Trial of Interventions to Improve Work Conditions and Clinician Burnout in Primary Care: Results from the Healthy Work Place (HWP) Study

@article{Linzer2015ACR,
  title={A Cluster Randomized Trial of Interventions to Improve Work Conditions and Clinician Burnout in Primary Care: Results from the Healthy Work Place (HWP) Study},
  author={Mark Linzer and BA SaraPoplau and MPH Ellie Grossman and Anita B Varkey and Steven Yale and Eric S. Williams and Lanis Hicks and Roger L. Brown and BS JillWallock and BS DianeKohnhorst and M B Bs},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={30},
  pages={1105-1111}
}
Work conditions in primary care are associated with physician burnout and lower quality of care. We aimed to assess if improvements in work conditions improve clinician stress and burnout. Primary care clinicians at 34 clinics in the upper Midwest and New York City participated in the study. This was a cluster randomized controlled trial. Work conditions, such as time pressure, workplace chaos, and work control, as well as clinician outcomes, were measured at baseline and at 12–18 months. A… CONTINUE READING
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