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shutterstock_202072948From the 2013 Medscape survey on physician burnout, here is a sampling of the highest and lowest physician burnout rates by specialty:

 

Highest rate of physician burnout:

  1. Emergency medicine (51%)
  2. Critical care (50%)
  3. Family medicine (43%)

 

Lowest rate of physician burnout:

  1. Pathology (32%)
  2. Psychiatry (33%)
  3. (Tied)
    • Ophthalmology (35%)
    • Pediatrics (35%)
    • Rheumatology (35%)