About 31% of primary care physicians in Virginia are burned out, survey shows

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Physicians report the highest rates of burnout among workers in primary care practices in Virginia at 31.6 percent, a new survey shows.

The survey polled 1,273 healthcare professionals from 154 small to medium-sized primary care practices in Virginia. Survey results were published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

Overall, 19.5 percent of the primary care practice employees experienced burnout.

The survey shows that 31.6 percent of physicians reported workplace burnout, nearly twice the rate of other staff in the practices, including advanced practice clinicians (17.2 percent of whom reported burnout), clinical support staff (18.9 percent) and administrative staff (17.5 percent).

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