The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open.
Researchers also wrote that reversing the burnout symptoms requires a local and centralized approach involving individuals and leadership.
“Physician burnout is negatively associated with altruism, professionalism and quality and safety of care. At the individual level, physician burnout has been associated with cardiovascular disease, alcohol use, depression, suicide and shorter life expectancy. Burnout has also been implicated as having an adverse financial