Bland P. Burnout is common in GPs. Practitioner 2012;256 (1748): 7

Burnout is common in GPs

25 Feb 2012Registered users

A cross-sectional, postal survey of GPs has found high levels of burnout. The study revealed high scores for emotional exhaustion and depersonalisation in more than four out of ten respondents, and low scores for perceived personal achievement in a third. Dr Phillip Bland, GP with an interest in mental health reflects upon the findings, 'It is suprising that, in the current study, depersonalisation did not appear to be associated with impaired performance.'

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