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Posted on August 12, 2018 at 4:30 AM

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have published “Association of Perceived Futile or Potentially Inappropriate Care With Burnout and Thoughts of Quitting Among Health-Care Providers” in the American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine.  

They conclude “A large majority of clinicians report providing futile/PIC, and such care is associated with measures of clinician well-being, including burnout and intention to quit.” 

Based on 350 surveys, 91% of clinicians reported that they either had or had possibly provided futile/PIC to a patient. Overall, 43.4% of clinicians screened positive for burnout syndrome, 7.8% screened positive for depression, and 35.5% reported thoughts of leaving their job as a result of futile/PIC. 

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