Physician burnout: How doctors say it affects them-and how to fix it

August 28, 2019

We asked our readers how burnout affected their careers, how they coped with feelings of burnout in their own lives, and what they think needs to change.

Medical Economics recently surveyed physicians about how burnout affects their lives and careers. More than 92 percent of physicians said they had experienced burnout at some point during their career, and 68 percent said they felt burned out right now.                                                                               In addition, hundreds of physicians gave us their answers in their own words-here’s a selection of their responses.