|Survey Response||Physicians||General Population|
|Dissatisfied with the balance between their work and social lives||40.2%||23.2%|
|Experienced symptoms of burnout||37.9%||27.8%|
Symptoms reported included: depersonalization, emotional exhaustion, and a low sense of personal accomplishment. 45.8% of physicians reported at least one symptom. Medical professionals experiencing the largest burnout work in the emergency room, where stress levels are constantly raised.
|Burnout Symptom||Physicians||General Population|
|High Emotional Exhaustion||37.9%||23.5%|
|Low Sense of Personal Accomplishment||12.4%||N/A|
It's clear that burnout in the medical field must be addressed. The caregivers of our country are responsible for the population's well-being, so their dissatisfaction can have negative implications on patient health as well. By confronting the triggers and working to resolve them, the positive outcome can cascade throughout the industry.