Burnout is on the rise, with over half of US physicians reporting at least 1 symptom in 2014.1 Physician burnout has negative impacts on both physician well-being and patient care.1 Addressing burnout is imperative to improving the care of patients, promoting the health of physicians, and reducing health care costs. Practice features associated with burnout include clinic demands, paperwork, and maintaining work/life balance.2 Our purpose was to examine burnout in a national sample of board certified family physicians.
Rassolian M, Peterson LE, Fang B, Knight HC, Peabody MR, Baxley EG, Mainous AG. Workplace Factors Associated With Burnout of Family Physicians. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(7):1036–1038. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1391