Changes in Burnout and Satisfaction with Work-Life Balance in Physicians and the General US Working Population between 2011 and 2014

Tait D. Shanafelt, Omar Hasan, Liselotte (Lotte) Dyrbye, Christine Sinsky, Daniel Satele, Jeff A Sloan, Colin Patrick West

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Abstract

Objective To evaluate the prevalence of burnout and satisfaction with work-life balance in physicians and US workers in 2014 relative to 2011. Patients and Methods From August 28, 2014, to October 6, 2014, we surveyed both US physicians and a probability-based sample of the general US population using the methods and measures used in our 2011 study. Burnout was measured using validated metrics, and satisfaction with work-life balance was assessed using standard tools. Results Of the 35,922 physicians who received an invitation to participate, 6880 (19.2%) completed surveys. When assessed using the Maslach Burnout Inventory, 54.4% (n=3680) of the physicians reported at least 1 symptom of burnout in 2014 compared with 45.5% (n=3310) in 2011 (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1600-1613
Number of pages14
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume90
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Abbreviations and Acronyms AMA American Medical Association
  • MBI Maslach Burnout Inventory
  • PMF Physician Master File
  • WLB work-life balance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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