DOCTOR BURNOUT IN CANADA DOUBLED SINCE BEFORE PANDEMIC

Mar 23, 2022

By Christine Ross

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It may come as no surprise, but a national survey of doctors in Canada has revealed a worrying trend about the health of the people who care for Canadians.

Over half or 53% of of the 4,000 physicians surveyed say they experienced high levels of burnout compared to only 30 percent four years before.

And nearly half or 46% are considering reducing their work in clinics in the next two years.

Canadian Medical Association President Dr. Katherine Smart says we should be alarmed.

“And for all of us in healthcare, if we really felt that our governments were working alongside of us helping us develop a plan and really look at what are the actions needed to solve this problem, that would go a long way in terms of giving people hope to keep persevering,” said Dr. Smart.

The CMA National Physician Health Survey was done last fall.

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