Nearly two-thirds of doctors are burned out, depressed, or both.
That’s the disturbing finding of research that shows many physicians are just going through the motions when it comes to patient care.
The study is called the Medscape National Report on Physician Burnout and Depression. It includes anonymous surveys from over 15,000 doctors across America.
The study found:
- 42% of physicians reported burnout
- 15% reported depression
- 14% reported burnout and depression
Burnout was defined as feelings of “physical, emotional, or mental exhaustion, frustration or cynicism about work, and doubts about one’s experience and the value of one’s work.”