January 16, 2020

Physician burnout widespread, especially among those midcareer, report says

By Karl Oestreich

Wall Street Journal
by Brianna Abbott

The report, published on Wednesday by medical-information platform Medscape, breaks down the generational differences in burnout and how doctors cope with the symptoms that are widespread throughout the profession. “There are a lot more similarities than differences, and what that highlights is that burnout in medicine right now is really an entire-profession problem,” said Colin West, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic who researches physician well-being. “There’s really no age group, career stage, gender or specialty that’s immune from these issues.”

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Context: Colin West, M.D, is a Mayo Clinic internist. Dr. West's research focuses primarily on physician well-being, evidence-based medicine and biostatistics, and medical education.

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Tags: Dr. Colin West, Mayo Clinic, physician burnout, Uncategorized, Wall Street Journal

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