Physician Burnout and Hospitalists

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

physician burnout and hospitalist physicians 150x150Physician Burnout – Hospitalist Survey Results

A Recent survey of Hospitalists reported in the Journal of General Internal Medicine showed 29.9% of respondents with symptomatic physician burnout. Of those reporting physician burnout symptoms, 45.4% said they were somewhat or very likely to leave their practice in the next two years.

Of all factors mentioned, the hospitalists showed the lowest levels of satisfaction with organizational fairness (31.2%), personal time (28.3%), compensation (27.9%), and autonomy (17.4%).

Here’s a link to this latest physician burnout survey at The Hospitalist website — that adds to the literature showing the average burnout prevalence of 1/3 worldwide, regardless of specialty.

Here is a link to my Physician Burnout Bibliography for more information.


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