We mailed the Physician Burnout issue of Medical Risk Resource Advisor to ProAssurance insured physicians today, April 29.
"While employees in many professions report burnout, physicians appear uniquely susceptible and the consequences can be detrimental. Physicians are 15 times more likely to suffer burnout than other professions, and statistics indicate that at any given time nearly a third of physicians are experiencing its symptoms. Throughout the course of a career, nearly half of physicians are likely to suffer from burnout, and depending on specialty, burnout can affect 30 to 65 percent of physicians. Physicians in the midpoint of their career are the most likely sufferers, but the rates and trends across age groups continue to worsen."