Leadership | 02.17.23
Burnout: More Than Half of Doctors Know a Colleague Who Has Left Clinical Care
Physicians reported significantly more work-related stress and burnout in late 2022 than they did in 2021, according to a survey of 500 U.S. physicians by InCrowd, a provider of real-time global data and insights to the health care and life science industries. Thirty percent of physicians in late 2022 said they felt burned out, up from 23 percent the year before. Fifty-five percent of doctors said they know at least one colleague who is leaving or has left clinical care, up from 41 percent in 2021. Nearly 30 percent said they have considered leaving their clinical care profession in the last six months, up significantly from 20 percent in 2021. Seventy percent said they feel frustrated by the pressure on health care professionals in today's world—up from 47 percent in 2021—while just 30 percent said they find their profession rewarding compared to 45 percent in 2021. Stressors include inadequate staffing and nonclinical care demands.