Burnout symptoms among physicians and other population in the U.S. 2014

This statistic depicts a comparison of the prevalence of burnout syndromes experienced by physicians and other population in the United States as of 2014. Among physicians, 48.8 percent of those surveyed reported experiencing a burnout. That was around 20 percent higher than among the rest of the population. Burnout syndrome and work-related stress can impair a person's physical and mental well-being.

Prevalence of burnout symptoms among physicians and other population in the U.S. as of 2014*

PhysiciansPopulation control subjects
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Release date

December 2015


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

5,313 physicians; 5,392 other population

Age group

29-65 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* High score (indicating a frequency of weekly or more often) on the emotional exhaustion or depersonalization subscale.

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