5 survey details on physician burnout

Written by Rachel Popa | August 23, 2019 | Print  |

Burnout has caused some physicians to consider stepping away from their practices, according to Medical Economics' 2019 physician burnout survey.

Medical Economics surveyed more than 1,200 physicians on how burned out they feel and how they cope with feelings of burnout.

Five survey details to know:

1. Ninety-two percent of physicians saif they have felt burned out from practicing medicine at some point in their career.

2. Thirty-seven percent of physicians said paperwork and payer regulations contributed the most to their feelings of burnout, while 19 percent said a poor work-life balance and working too many hours made them feel burned out.

3. Twenty-nine percent of physicians said they spend time with family and friends to cope with burnout. Twenty-six percent said they exercise.

4. Seventy-three percent of physicians surveyed said burnout made them want to quit practicing medicine.

5. Survey respondents said physicians leading the future of medicine and less paperwork could help solve the issue of burnout.

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