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

Mary Rechtoris -  

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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