Changes in Burnout and Satisfaction with Work-Life Balance in Physicians and the General US Working Population Between 2011 and 2014

This study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings sought to evaluate the prevalence of burnout and satisfaction with work-life balance in physicians and US workers in 2014 relative to 2011. The authors surveyed both US physicians and a probability-based sample of the general US population. Burnout was measured using validated metrics, and satisfaction with work-life balance was assessed using standard tools. The authors found that burnout among physicians increased from 2011 to 2014: 54.4% of the physicians reported at least 1 symptom of burnout in 2014 compared with 45.5% in 2011.

Effects on Clinician Health and Well-Being

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