The authors of the study discovered that:
- 37.9 percent of physicians reported high emotional exhaustion
- 29.4 percent indicated a high sense of depersonalization
- 12.4 percent felt a low sense of personal accomplishment
According to the study, doctors practicing general internal medicine, neurology and family medicine suffered from the highest burnout rates. Those practicing in pathology, dermatology, general pediatrics and preventative medicine experienced the lowest burnout rates.
The authors of the study believe that further research is needed to understand the problem of burnout among doctors and how it may impact patient care.
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Source: Medical News Today, “U.S. Physicians Commonly Have Symptoms Of Burnout,” Petra Rattue.