I completed a fellowship in quality improvement, making quality metrics an integral part of my career for the past 15 years.
At times, these metrics can be frustrating, especially when reimbursement is tied to constantly shifting targets.
Yet, health systems invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to improve quality metrics because Medicare mandates it.
This led me to contemplate:
What if Medicare included burnout as a quality metric?
What if health systems were …