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Quality and Safety in Health Care, Part LI

Engagement and Burnout

Harolds, Jay A. MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002471
From the American College of Nuclear Medicine

Engagement has 3 different components, the most important of which are felt by some to be vigor and dedication. The third component is absorption. Engagement is considered by some to be the opposite of burnout, although others consider these terms to be not quite opposite, but nearly so. Engaged physicians have greater job satisfaction and less burnout and are less likely to leave their job than physicians who are not engaged. Those physicians who are engaged in their work tend to render patient care that is not only more efficient but also has a higher degree of quality and safety.

From the Advanced Radiology Services and the Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Services, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI.

Received for publication December 1, 2018; revision accepted December 11, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Jay A. Harolds, MD, Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Advanced Radiology Services, PC, 3264 North Evergreen Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. E-mail:

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Online date: January 28, 2019

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