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Primary care physicians are burned out, though faring better in US than other countries

November 17, 2022


Pandemic-driven burnout is now a key challenge among physicians of all ages, though older doctors will be able to exit their roles more easily than those early in their careers.

That could lead to a primary care workforce composed of younger, burned out doctors, leading to worse care outcomes, according to the Commonwealth Fund’s survey and report.

The nonprofit looked at responses from more than 9,500 primary care physicians in 10 high-income countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S. collected between February and September of this year.

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