Going to the doctor could soon be much more painful
Doctor “burnout” is a national problem even before physicians begin to see tens of millions of uninsured Americans with a pent-up demand for their medical services.
“Almost one in two U.S. physicians has symptoms of burnout,” the study, published online this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine said. “The prevalence of burnout among U.S. physicians is at an alarming level.”
The study, which journal authors say is the first national study of its kind, says “physicians in specialties at the front line of care access seem to to be at greatest risk.” These doctors at “greatest risk” are physicians who…