State-by-state breakdown: Physician burnout on the rise

Practice Management

With major changes being made to healthcare, physicians are feeling the pressure and the burn.

Medscape surveyed physicians to determine the best and worst states to practice in its Best & Worst Places to Practice 2018: Happiness in Work and Home Life report. The survey compared average population lifespan, cost of living, higher education levels, median earnings, unemployment, tax burden, public health rates and personal well-being.

Here is a state-by-state breakdown of physician burnout from highest to lowest percentage.

1. Idaho: 51 percent

2. Delaware: 51 percent

3. Kentucky: 50 percent

4. New Hampshire: 50 percent

5. Rhode Island: 49 percent

6. Oregon: 48 percent

7. Arizona: 47 percent

8. Minnesota: 46 percent

9. Colorado: 45 percent

10. Maryland: 45 percent

11. Vermont: 45 percent

12. South Dakota: 45 percent

13. Arkansas: 45 percent

14. Pennsylvania: 45 percent

15. Illinois: 44 percent

16. Massachusetts: 44 percent

17. New Jersey: 44 percent

18. Connecticut: 43 percent

19. New York: 43 percent

20. Missouri: 43 percent

21. California: 42 percent

22. Iowa: 42 percent

23. Ohio: 42 percent

24. Florida: 42 percent

25. Wyoming: 42 percent

26. New Mexico: 41 percent

27. Texas: 41 percent

28. North Carolina: 41 percent

29. Kansas: 41 percent

30. Wisconsin: 41 percent

31. Virginia: 40 percent

32. Louisiana: 40 percent

33. Washington: 40 percent

34. Georgia: 40 percent

35. Tennessee: 40 percent

36. Indiana: 40 percent

37. South Carolina: 39 percent

38. West Virginia: 39 percent

39. Nevada: 38 percent

40. Michigan: 38 percent

41 Mississippi: 37 percent

42 Hawaii: 37 percent

43. Oklahoma: 35 percent

44. Alabama: 34 percent

45. Maine: 34 percent

46. North Dakota: 33 percent

47. Utah: 30 percent

48. Alaska: 29 percent

49. Nebraska: 28 percent

50. Montana: 25 percent

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