Physician burnout in the US & Europe: 19 statistics

Medscape compared burnout factors among physicians working in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and the U.S.

Medscape surveyed a total of 19,935 physicians from Europe and the U.S. on the level of burnout they feel, as well as other factors.

The key details to know:

Physicians who feel burned out

1. U.K.: 22 percent
2. U.S.: 27 percent
3. France: 28 percent
4. Germany: 12 percent
5. Portugal: 38 percent
6. Spain: 37 percent

Physicians who feel depressed

7. U.K.:4 percent
8. U.S.: 4 percent
9. France: 6 percent
10. Germany: 24 percent
11. Portugal: 3 percent
12. Spain: 1 percent

Physicians feeling both burned out and depressed

8. U.K.: 10 percent
9. U.S.: 13 percent
10. France: 14 percent
11. Germany: 9 percent
12. Portugal: 9 percent
13. Spain: 6 percent

None of the above

14. U.K.: 64 percent
15. U.S.: 56 percent
16. France: 52 percent
17. Germany: 56 percent
18. Portugal: 49 percent
19. Spain: 57 percent

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