Addressing physician health and wellness issues in a meaningful way requires measurement of physician wellness before and after you implement initiatives.
The resources on this page can help you identify, select, refine and evaluate health and wellness programs.
Measurement and evaluation tools
At the CMA, we used tools to assess physician health and wellness for our 2017 National Physician Health Survey and the follow-up report Connecting behaviours and occupational stressors to psychological outcomes.
The scales used in these reports (such as the Maslach Burnout Inventory) were selected carefully for their validity, reliability, applicability to physician populations, potential for comparatives and other criteria. (Even so, they are not without limitations.)
A two-article series from the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine provides a review of relevant evaluation tools and offers guidance to help health care leaders choose the right ones for their needs:
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