Burnout, Lack of Job Satisfaction Driving Doctors to Cut Hours

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Burnout, Lack of Job Satisfaction Driving Doctors to Cut Hours
Burnout, Lack of Job Satisfaction Driving Doctors to Cut Hours

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Full-time physicians reporting worsening burnout or decreased job satisfaction are more likely to reduce their work hours, according to a study published in the April issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

The researchers used administrative/payroll records to assess the work status of faculty physicians working for Mayo Clinic from Oct. 1, 2008, to Oct. 1, 2014.

Based on a survey of 1,856 physicians, full-time physicians who report worsening burnout or show decreasing job satisfaction are more likely to reduce their working hours. For each one-point increase on a seven-point emotional exhaustion scale the likelihood of reducing full-time employment over the next 24 months was increased by 43 percent. Each one-point decrease in the five-point satisfaction score correlated with a 34 percent increased likelihood of reducing work hours.

"Among physicians in a large health care organization, burnout and declining satisfaction were strongly associated with actual reductions in professional work effort over the following 24 months," the authors write.

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