Physician Burnout: Study Reveals Popular Causes

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With over half of all American doctors claiming to have experienced at least one symptom in 2014, Physician burnout is, unfortunately, on the rise. Researchers in JAMA Internal Medicine recently conducted a study to unearth why physicians experience such burnout the participants of which listed excessive workloads, stressful environments and a lack of work-life balance as contributing factors.

Other key results from the study indicated:

  • 35.1 percent of burned out physicians reported feeling less in control of their work.
  • 57.1 percent felt their job environment led to symptoms of burnout.
  • 21.1 percent felt a lack of time for documentation.
  • 91.4 percent reported stress as a common factor.
  • 62.1 percent reported spending time on electronic medical records (EMRs) at home was a significant contributor to burnout.

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