Burnout Among Neurologists

February 3, 2017

What factors contributed to burnout among your fellow neurologists, and what can you do to reduce your own risk?

What factors contributed to burnout among US neurologists in 2016?

A total of 4,127 neurologists were surveyed using validated measurements of burnout, career satisfaction, and well-being. The results were published in the journal Neurology.

Greater burnout risk was associated with: hours worked/week, nights on call/week, number of outpatients seen/week, and amount of clerical work.

Meaningful work, job autonomy, effective support staff, and epilepsy sub-specialization were associated with a lower risk.