Three-Quarters of Doctors Feel Burnout, Experts Call It a Public Health Crisis

January 17, 2019

(UPI) – Stress among the nation’s doctors is causing burnout, leading experts to declare a public health crisis, new research says. About 78 percent of physicians feel “emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a diminished sense of personal accomplishment,” according to a recent survey published [the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard Global Health Institute, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association (MHA)]. The burnout problem is leading to doctors reducing hours or just fleeing the professional altogether.

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