Prevalence of burnout symptoms among physicians and other population in the U.S. as of 2014*

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PhysiciansPopulation control subjects
Burned out*48.828.4
Suicideal ideation in the past 12 months7.24

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This statistic depicts a comparison of the prevalence of burnout syndromes experienced by physicians and other population in the United States as of 2014. Among physicians, 48.8 percent of those surveyed reported experiencing a burnout. That was around 20 percent higher than among the rest of the population. Burnout syndrome and work-related stress can impair a person's physical and mental well-being.
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Release date
December 2015
United States
Survey time period
Number of respondents
5,313 physicians; 5,392 other population
Age group
29-65 years
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
* High score (indicating a frequency of weekly or more often) on the emotional exhaustion or depersonalization subscale.

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