Primary care physicians are burned out, survey finds –


(NewsNation) — A majority of primary care doctors in the US and 10 other high-income countries say they are burned out and stressed, according to a new Commonwealth Fund survey


No profession is free from work-related stress. The nation’s teachers and women in the workforce are leaving their jobs or “quiet quitting” after experiencing feelings of burnout. The nation’s pastors are even struggling with burnout and quitting just like much of the US workforce.

As it’s now part of everyday life, it is no surprise that feelings of burnout are also affecting the world’s health care workers.

The Commonwealth Fund survey makes the case that burnout is a serious problem confronting physicians in the United States and abroad. It also suggests that feelings of burnout among physicians could compromise the quality of care they provide patients.

According to the findings from the 2022 International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Physicians, more than half of primary care physicians surveyed said their workload had increased since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

The survey cites a larger backlog of patients needing care, overall sicker patients, and more time spent on administrative tasks as contributors to these heavier workloads.


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