A new survey from Medscape took a closer look at the fourth element of the Quadruple Aim: provider well-being.
Approximately 15,000 physicians from 29 specialties took part in the survey.
Among respondents, 42 percent said they were burned out. Twelve percent reported colloquial depression (or what Medscape described as “feeling down” depression). And 3 percent said they were clinically depressed.
Pathologists, dermatologists and plastic surgeons were least likely to experience burnout. Perhaps this isn’t altogether surprising, as these specialties aren’t as likely to work in emergency situations.