Physician burnout rates continue to soar, and practice response is lagging: 6 statistics

Practice Management

An InCrowd survey found many physicians feel their practice or facility is not doing enough to address and prevent burnout.

Here are six statistics:


•    Of those polled, 74 percent of primary care physicians and ER physicians said their facility or practice is failing to take effective steps to address and prevent burnout.

•    Fifty-seven percent of PCPs and ER physicians reported personally experiencing burnout.

•    While they did not personally experience burnout, 36 percent said they knew someone who had.

•    Thirty-seven percent said their work frustrated them a few times each week, or even daily.

•    More than half (58 percent) reported they were not sure if they would recommend a medical career to a family member or child.

•    Respondents cited time pressures as the leading cause of physician burnout.


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