Balkans.com Business News : One in two emergency care doctors will suffer a burnout during their career

One in two emergency care doctors will suffer a burnout during their career, according to a survey of French physicians, published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. The research was funded in part by the NEXT NURSES’ EXIT STUDY (‘Sustaining working ability in the nursing profession – investigation of premature departure from work’) project, which received more than EUR 2 million under the ‘Quality of life and management of living resources’ Programme of the EU’s Fifth Framework Programme (FP5).

The responses showed that the prevalence of burnout was high, with 1 in 2 emergency care doctors identified as suffering from it, compared with more than 4 out of 10 of the representative sample. Physicians had the highest burnout rate in the two age groups, between 35 and 44 and between 45 and 54.

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  1. Not that I doubt that burnout is an issue in North American EPs, I have to wonder whether this survey is really generalizable to this side of the Atlantic. My understanding is that emergency medicine is structured very differently in continental Europe, including France. (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_medical_services_in_France#Emergency_medicine_speciality&quot; See this wikipedia blurb, for instance.