Neurologist burnout high amid looming specialist shortage


Approximately 12% of neurologists are feeling so burned out that they plan to leave medicine because of it, according to Medscape's 2024 "Neurologist Burnout and Depression Report," published March 29. 

A recent report from Rosman Search already predicts that neurosurgery is expected to have a shortage of 1,200 physicians by 2025, as 49% of active specialists are at least 55 years old. 

Around 40% of neurologists report feeling burned out in 2024, while around 20% report feeling depressed, according to the Medscape report. 

Almost half of neurologists (48%) report feeling burned out for more than two years. The largest contributor to neurologist burnout is too many bureaucratic tasks. 

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