GPs are top specialty facing burnout

Strategies to tackle emotional exhaustion are needed to help those in primary care, shows US study

GPs are more likely to be facing burnout than peers in other specialties, as are doctors in the first decade of their careers, a US study suggests.

Compared with doctors in other specialties, primary care doctors have a 42% higher risk of being classified as having burnout, the authors report in JAMA Network Open.