The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed significant challenges to the professional lives and working environments of health care providers. Even if the personal cost of burnout to the health care provider fails to merit the attention of an organization, the financial costs of burnout rise to the top of the priorities related to decreased productive work hours and increased employee turnover, health costs, and time training replacement staff. Physician burnout is estimated to cost the U.S. health care system $4.6 billion per year. The costs to individual organizations are estimated to be $7,600 per physician, per year (Ann Intern Med 2019;170:784-90).

Burnout, as classified by the World Health Organization, is an occupational phenomenon (asamonitor.pub/3iRrs2f). Is resilience the antidote? As defined by Epstein and Krasner, physician resilience is “the capacity to respond to stress in a healthy way such that goals are achieved at minimal psychological and physical...

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