The 10 specialties that are the most burned out: Medscape

The COVID-19 pandemic affected physicians in a number of ways, according to Medscape's "2021 Physician Burnout & Suicide Report."

Medscape surveyed 12,339 physicians in more than 29 specialties from Aug. 30, 2020, through Nov. 5, 2020. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, burnout figures remained relatively stable, but the pandemic did affect some specialties more than others.

Here are the 10 specialties that were the most burned out:
Critical care: 51 percent
Rheumatology: 50 percent
Infectious diseases: 49 percent
Urology: 49 percent
Pulmonary medicine: 48 percent
Neurology: 47 percent
Family medicine: 47 percent
Internal medicine: 46 percent
Pediatrics: 45 percent
OB-GYN: 44 percent

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