Burnout has become a major concern in health care. Multiple surveys have documented the alarming percentage of physicians experiencing the symptoms and signs of burnout. The consequences of burnout have been well described, and include increased medical errors, unprofessional conduct, reduced patient satisfaction, stress-related health problems, drug addiction, depression, suicidal ideation, and marital and family discord.

Frederick Seacrest Southwick, MD; Steven Mark Southwick, MD
JAMA Psychiatry. 2018;75(7):665-666
doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.0566
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/article-abstract/2680572