27% of physicians plan to leave medicine within two years due to physician burnout

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The impact of physician burnout is far-reaching and can have serious health implications for both physicians and patients. As a result, it is essential to understand the underlying causes of burnout in order to reduce its negative effects. Commonly cited reasons for physician burnout include an increase in paperwork, long hours, lack of autonomy, heavy workloads, and bureaucratic rules. These factors can lead to feelings of exhaustion, frustration, depression, helplessness, and job dissatisfaction.

Author: Becker's Hospital Review