Decision burnout is real. It needs to be taken seriously. Burnout is dangerous for our patients and staff.
From AMA News:
The prevalence of physician burnout during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic was 38.2%, the lowest ever recorded. By the end of 2021, that percentage ballooned to 62.8%, the highest since the AMA first partnered with Stanford Medicine and the Mayo Clinic to track burnout among physicians in 2011.
As the burnout rate among physicians escalated, career satisfaction among physicians in 2021 plummeted to 30%, according to a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
“Two out of every three physicians is experiencing some sign of burnout. Only one in three physicians feels professionally satisfied,” said Christine Sinsky, MD, the AMA’s vice president of professional satisfaction.