03/27/2013 05:33 pm ET Updated May 27, 2013

Doctor Burnout: Medscape Survey Shows Which Specialties Suffer Highest Rates Of Burnout

A national survey published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in 2012 reported that US physicians suffer more burnout than other American workers. Some 45.8% of physicians were experiencing at least 1 symptom of burnout: loss of enthusiasm for work, feelings of cynicism, and a low sense of personal accomplishment. In Medscape's current survey, when members were given the same criteria, the response was nearly as discouraging: 39.8% responded that they were burned out and 60.2% said that they were not.

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