Gender differences in physician burnout are mixed, skew toward women

Studies have shown that among physicians in the fields surgery, obstetrics and anesthesiology, or SOA, women are more likely to experience emotional exhaustion, but men have higher rates of depersonalization.However, women are much more likely than men to consider leaving SOA fields, most likely because of perceived family obligations.“Despite 40% of surgeons experiencing burnout, burnout among physicians in SOA fields remain under recognized worldwide,” Adelina Mazhiqi, MD, co-founder and junior adviser of the Gender Equity Initiative in Global Surgery in Boston, told attendees.Read More

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