Burnout rates among physicians have been on the rise since 2021, with only 57.5 percent of physicians indicating they would choose the profession again, according to a 2022 survey of 2,500 U.S. physicians conducted by researchers at the American Medical Association, Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine and the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora.
That number was down from 72.2 percent in 2020. Additionally, physician professional fulfillment scores dropped from 40 percent in 2020 to 22.4 percent in 2021.
With physician burnout rates at an all-time high, here are six ways for leaders to bring satisfaction back to the practice, per the AMA:
- Build a resilient health system. Address systemic drivers of burnout by focusing on employee well-being, using physician feedback to drive changes and tracking progress.