Nearly Half of U.S. Doctors Struggling With Burnout

Posted September 5, 2012
A substantial portion of U.S. doctors suffer from burnout on the job, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Of the nearly 7,300 doctors who participated in the survey, nearly half had at least one symptom of burnout; 38 percent had high emotional exhaustion scores; and 30 percent had high depersonalization scores (viewing patients more like objects than human beings) – twice the rate of the general population of working adults.  Read more.