Cardiologist Burnout Can Cause Deadly Medical Mistakes
The American College of Cardiology’s third Professional Life Survey spoke volumes regarding the number of American cardiologists experiencing burnout. The survey data released in the July 2 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and completed by 2,313 cardiologists showed 27 percent of those surveyed report being overworked and exhausted to the point of burnout. Consequently, nearly 50 percent said they were under stress and working with less energy in their work environments.
- Burnout appears to peak among mid-career cardiologists with 8 to 21 years in practice, compared with fellows in training, early-career, and late-career cardiologists.