Burnout at record high for many primary care physicians, survey finds 

Nearly half of medical care doctors reported that their burnout is at an all-time high, mostly due to monetary pressures triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study discovered.

Mackenzie Bean –
Friday, June 26th, 2020
Print|Email.

The Larry A. Green Center and Primary Care Collaborative surveyed 763 practicing doctors in 49 states from June 12-15. Participants represented a broad variety of medical care specializeds, practice settings and types..

5 survey findings:.

1. Forty-four percent of respondents reported high levels of personal burnout, and 48 percent reported high levels of workplace burnout.

2. Thirty-six percent said their physical wellness has actually suffered, while 45 percent said their mental state has actually decreased.

3. Sixty-three percent of respondents said theyve had “serious” or “near severe” stress levels the last 4 weeks.

4. Thirty-nine percent said theyve needed to lay off or furlough staff members in the last month.

5. A quarter of participants stated theyve skipped or postponed their salaries.

.

More posts on combination and physician problems:10 most sought-after medical specializeds & & average compensation8 risk elements for health care professional suicideHalf of doctors report net worth of less than $1M: 4 takeaways

To view the full study, click here.

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.