Medscape July 29, 2021
Naomi Shammash

Physician burnout, which has worsened during the COVID-19 crisis, doesn’t just affect doctors ― it also affects their patients, according to a new survey.

The research, published by virtual healthcare technology company Wheel and independent research firm Pure Spectrum, found that 80% of the 2000 patients surveyed noticed during a healthcare visit in the past year that their doctor or nurse was burned out. Those respondents saw that their healthcare professional was highly stressed and exhausted; 70% of them said they were alarmed by it. One in three respondents said physician burnout negatively affected the quality of the care they received.

“Our healthcare workers are reeling from an incomprehensible amount of trauma, burnout, and grief,” said Michelle Davey, CEO and...

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Topics: Patient / Consumer, Physician, Primary care, Provider, Survey / Study, Trends
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