Healthcare systems are beginning to integrate measures of physician well-being into institutional assessments. This paper, featured in the Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, reviews important conceptual and methodological considerations for selecting self-reported physician well-being measures to monitor health system performance and to screen individual physicians for symptoms of distress. The authors review evidence supporting the validity of four of the most commonly used measures of well-being in U.S. physicians, identify gaps in the literature, present practical recommendations for healthcare organizations’ selection of appropriate measurement tools and offer directions for future research to advance the measurement of physician well-being outcomes.
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