Burnout Rates Among U.S. Physicians

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Burnout appears to be more common among physicians than other working class adults in the United States, according to survey results. Among physicians, 37.9% had symptoms of burnout and 40.2% were dissatisfied with work-life balance, compared with 27.8% and 23.2% of working U.S. adults, respectively. The highest rates of burnout among physicians were for those practicing:

Family medicine.
General internal medicine.
Emergency medicine.

Abstract: Archives of Internal Medicine, October 8, 2012.

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