Length, quality of vacation time may be linked to physician burnout

The number of vacation days taken and time spent performing patient-related work while on vacation were associated with physician burnout, according to study results published in JAMA Network Open.
System-level efforts, such as providing support for taking vacation and ensuring physicians have coverage for clinical responsibilities, may reduce physician burnout, according to the researchers.
“Our latest study of a nationally representative sample of U.S. physicians found that 63% of physicians experienced some symptoms of burnout,” Christine A. Sinsky, MD, MACP, vice president of

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