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Healthgrades for Professionals7 Reasons Doctors Are Leaving Medicine

The number of doctors who are fed up and leaving the medical profession is growing at an alarming rate. The prolonged COVID-19 emergency has placed additional stress on physicians who were already feeling burned out before the global pandemic. About 60% of doctors surveyed this past spring say they are burned out, which is 50% higher than before the pandemic. Reasons for the high burnout rate include long hours, abusive patients, poor compensation relative to their training and expertise, and operating under the weight of hospital bureaucracies.