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An online survey of doctors finds an overall physician burnout rate of 44 percent, with 15 percent saying they experienced colloquial or clinical forms of depression. More than 15,000 physicians from 29 specialties responded to the survey resulting in the “National Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide Report 2019” from Medscape. The survey asked about the prevalence of physician burnout factors and how they affect doctors’ lives.
For the first time in history employed physicians slightly outnumber those who own their own practice. In 2018, 47.4 percent of practicing physicians were employed, while 45.9 percent owned their practices, according to a new entry in the AMA Policy Research Perspectives (PRP) series. Read more about employment trends and their impact here.
Nearly half of all physicians are married to physicians, and those numbers are expected to rise. The good news is that dual physician couples are less likely to divorce, but they face unique career and family experiences. This JAMA Viewpoint discusses the special challenges these couples face, and what strategies they can implement to find balance.
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