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J Am Board Fam Med. 2018 Jan-Feb;31(1):7-8. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2018.01.170269.

Burnout in Young Family Physicians: Variation Across States.

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1
From the College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (AH); Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky, Lexington (AH); American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington (LEP, BF, RLP).
2
From the College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (AH); Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky, Lexington (AH); American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington (LEP, BF, RLP). lpeterson@theabfm.org.

Abstract

Family physicians 3 years out of training report high rates of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization, symptoms of burnout, with considerable variation between states. High rates of burnout among new family physicians is concerning and significant state-level variation suggests that state-related factors may contribute to or reduce burnout.

KEYWORDS:

Family Physicians; Professional Burnout

PMID:
29330234
DOI:
10.3122/jabfm.2018.01.170269
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Conflict of interest statement

Conflict of interest: LEP, BF, and RLP are employees of the American Board of Family Medicine.

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