Doctors have a very strenuous job – however, their job is also extremely important to the well-being of the people they treat. Many physicians report feeling stressed and burned out as a result of their profession, which can lead to dangerous medical errors. Have you suffered injuries due to doctor burnout?
Doctor Burnout Statistics
A national survey found that over half of American doctors experience burnout, making them more likely to cause medical errors. Out of the 6,700 clinic and hospital physicians surveyed:
Causes of Doctor Burnout
Doctors often report burnout due to their excessive workloads and the high-stress environment of their jobs. Researchers from Stanford University outlined a series of causes that can contribute to doctor burnout:
If you have a doctor experiencing serious burnout, you could find yourself at risk. The doctor could administer the wrong medication, make a mistake during surgery, or diagnose you with the wrong condition, among many other consequences.
Doctors can make many life-threatening mistakes while experiencing burnout. Have you suffered injuries due to negligent medical care? Contact Regan Zambri Long today to schedule a free consultation with one of our DC medical malpractice attorneys.Tagged HospitalSafety, MedMal