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Physicians report both fatigue and satisfaction in practicing medicine.
Physicians report both fatigue and satisfaction in practicing medicine.

Physicians in recent years have had to contend with growing caseloads, decreased face-to-face time with patients, shrinking reimbursements, HIPAA demands, and other hassles. In a survey of 3,897 physicians, to which 2,556 (65.6%) responded, 45% of doctors reported high levels of fatigue, according to findings published recently in Mayo Clinic Proceedings (2015;90:194-201). 

Still, 71% expressed satisfaction with practicing medicine. In a recent survey of primary care physicians (PCPs) and primary care nurse practitioners (PCNPs), both groups were more likely to recommend a career as a PCNP than as a PCP “despite a perception among all clinicians of a serious shortage of PCPs nationally and in their own communities,” according to a report in Academic Medicine (2014; published online ahead of print).

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