Physician Burnout on the PRMS Blog

As part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to mental health, we are pleased to feature Tarak Vasavada, MD, secretary of the Indo-American Psychiatric Association and Director of the Live Well program at Madison County Medical Society in Alabama. Dr. Vasavada shares more about mental health among physicians and how an initiative he helped create, the Live Well program, can prevent phys ...

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Medscape recently published the results of its annual physician lifestyle report, consisting of responses from more than 15,800 physicians in 25 specialties. According to the respondents, psychiatrists are not reporting burnout, but are reporting biases. Here are some of the interesting results: *The most burned out specialty was critical care (55%), and the least burned out s ...

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It always pays to be skeptical of anything you read with a publication date of April 1. Most newspapers, and even a few scholarly journals, try to slip an April Fool’s article past their readers. Thus, I was leery of a Medscape Medical News article, datelined April 1, 2013, entitled “Psychiatrist Burnout Less Than Most Other Physicians’.” My skepticism, however, was misplaced – ...

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