As many as a third of doctors are dissatisfied with their work, stressed and burned out by increasing workloads and declining pay. But physicians’ well-being also is affected by the quality of care their practices deliver, according to a new study.
The results of a statewide survey of nearly 1,900 Massachusetts doctors published in the August Medical Care showed that 31% felt stressed, 27% were dissatisfied with their work and 17% felt isolated from colleagues. Doctors who said their practices had quality problems were more likely to feel stressed.
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