What type of physicians experience burnout the most? Orthopedic specialists rank 3rd lowest

Alan Condon -   Print  |

Orthopedic physicians ranked No. 27 out of 29 specialties surveyed in a Medscape survey examining physician burnout and suicide in 2020.

More than 15,000 physicians were surveyed in the report.

Three findings:

1. Thirty-four percent of orthopedic physicians surveyed reported they were burned out.

2. Urology physicians topped the list at 54 percent while public health and preventive medicine specialists ranked last at 29 percent.

3. Medscape reported overall physician burnout as 42 percent this year, down from 46 percent in 2015.

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