ResQ Launches Wellness Score™ To Monitor Burnout
The ResQ Wellness Score™ is designed to monitor resident burnout by accessing conditions of their personal health. Statistics show that burnout is the most prevalent issue facing current physicians. A 2018 Forbes article, citing a survey of doctors, said that 17% of doctors said they always felt burned out, and 34% said they often felt that way. Additionally, 39% of physicians say that fewer hours spent working would help alleviate burnout. In order to address this issue, doctors must first be aware of the issue. The Wellness Score™ is currently being used among select users and will soon be available to all ResQ users.
How Does It Work?
The ResQ Wellness Score™ is a proprietary algorithm estimating the level of resident burnout due to accumulated work hours, shift duration, and the duration of breaks between shifts. This data is collected and analyzed automatically by the ResQ system.
The score correlates to the potential level of burnout on a weekly basis. If the number is high (near 100), it means the resident is less likely to be at the burn out stage. If low (near 20), there is a higher likelihood of burn out. This proprietary estimate is provided to residents and administrators in an effort to help maintain a healthy work-life balance by identifying causes of burnout, before it happens.
The score can be produced for residents over any period of time (week, month, year) as a tool to objectively estimate the overall health and well-being of a program or institution.
Shortest Break Between Shifts
Average Break Between Shifts
- Your ResQ Wellness Score™
This is just the beginning. We, at ResQ, believe the information derived from our algorithm, and the Wellness Scores that are produced, will allow residents and administrators to anticipate and identify burnout in a way that has never been available before. The Wellness Score™ is critical in helping to further understand physician well-being and work-life balance. Explore more on our Wellness page and connect with us to start monitoring well-being using the ResQ Wellness Score™.