Nearly half of primary care physicians reported that their burnout is at an all-time high, largely due to financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey found.
The Larry A. Green Center and Primary Care Collaborative surveyed 763 practicing physicians in 49 states from June 12-15. Respondents represented a broad range of primary care specialties, practice settings and types.
Five survey findings:
1. Forty-four percent of respondents reported high levels of personal burnout, and 48 percent reported high levels of office burnout.
2. Thirty-six percent said their physical well-being has suffered, while 45 percent said their psychological state has declined.
3. Sixty-three percent of respondents said they’ve had “severe” or “near severe” stress levels the last four weeks.
4. Thirty-nine percent said they’ve had to lay off or furlough staff members in the last month.
5. A quarter of respondents said they’ve skipped or deferred their salaries.
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