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Burnout Prevalent Among French Physicians

Country Correspondent: Angèle Malâtre-Lansac

Burnout is a major issue among physicians in general, and French physicians are no exception. A March 2019 review found an estimated 49 percent of doctors in France suffer from burnout, with 5 percent experiencing severe burnout. Junior residents, emergency physicians, and physicians with a high number of night shifts are at greatest risk. According to the study, burnout prevalence in medicine is two to three times higher than in other professions. The authors, citing previous research, say physician burnout may compromise patient care.

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