Hospitalists More Satisfied With Work-Life Balance Than Internists

While inpatient hospitalists and outpatient internists both report high levels of burnout, hospitalists report more satisfaction with work-life balance, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Researchers compared responses from internists and hospitalists regarding job satisfaction using data from the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile.

More than half of hospitalists and internists reported burnout, at 52.3 percent and 54.5 percent, respectively. The groups also had similar rates of depression symptoms, at about 40 percent.

However, 50 percent of hospitalists said their work-life balance was satisfactory, compared to 42 percent of internists.

Researchers suggest further studies are needed to understand causes of work-life balance dissatisfaction and to identify solutions for internists.

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