Physicians at outpatient clinics most likely to report burnout

Fifty-eight percent of physicians working in outpatient clinics have reported experiencing burnout, according to Medscape's 2022 "Physician Burnout & Depression Report" released Jan. 21.

There has been a 12 percentage point increase in burnout in physicians working in outpatient clinics since the 2021 report.

Burnout by work setting ranked from high to low:

Outpatient clinic — 58 percent

Healthcare organization — 50 percent

Hospital — 48 percent

Office-based multispecialty group practice — 48 percent

Academic (nonhospital), research, military, government — 46 percent

Other — 46 percent

Office-based single-speciality group practice — 45 percent

Office-based solo practice — 39 percent

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