Report: Nearly 2 out of 5 cardiologists suffer from burnout

03/31/2013 | TheHeart.org (Montreal) (free registration)

Thirty-eight percent of cardiologists responding to the 2013 Medscape Physician Lifestyle Report survey reported at least one symptom of burnout, such as diminished enthusiasm for work or cynical feelings. Long hours, too many bureaucratic responsibilities and concerns about the Affordable Care Act were the top reasons cited for burnout. Nearly six out of 10 female cardiologists said they were burned out, while 38% of male cardiologists felt that way, and cardiologists in the 46-to-55 age group were most likely to be burned out, according to the report.

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