More than two out of five doctors report burnout

Nearly two out of five of US oncologists report feeling ‘burned-out’, but they are not the worst-affected speciality, according to a Medscape survey.

The figure for oncologists (39%) was quoted in a recent Lancet Oncology article highlighting the growing problem of burnout within the speciality.

But it is not just a problem for oncologists. Among 15,000 physicians surveyed by Medscape, 42% said they had burnout, with doctors in the 45-54 age range most affected.

The proportions of respiratory physicians (41%), rheumatologists (38%) and gastroenterologists (38%)

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