Physician burnout and satisfaction with work-life integration improved in the United States between 2014 and 2017, but there is still room for improvement, according to a study reported today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. About 44 percent of physicians who completed the Maslach Burnout Inventory for the study reported at least one symptom of burnout in 2017, down from 54 percent in 2014 and 46 percent in 2011. Physician satisfaction with work-life integration increased to about 43 percent in 2017 from 41 percent in 2014, but was down from 49 percent in 2011, the study found. Physicians also remain at increased risk for burnout relative to workers in other fields, the authors said. For webinars, case studies and other resources to help physician leaders and organizations cultivate resilience, visit https://www.aha.org/physician-alliance-be-well.

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