The theme of physician burnout seems to come up over and over these days. Every week, I receive a series of emails from doctors who want to leave clinical medicine because they're just burning out and they're very dissatisfied with the practice of medicine.
This recent Archives of Internal Medicine article is titled, "Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance Among US Physicians Relative to the General US Population."
Here's the conclusion:
Burnout is more common among physicians than among other US workers. Physicians in specialties at the front line of care access seem to be at greatest risk.
What are you doing to avoid burnout?