Burnout among medical professionals: Prevalence, risk factors and how to combat the epidemic
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Doctors and other health care workers are believed to be particularly susceptible to burnout compared to the general public. In the last two decades, recognition of the importance of burnout among doctors has spurned much research in the field. Burnout is affected by both work-related factors, and appears to be influenced by specialty and geographical location, with developing countries, surprisingly, faring better than developed countries. Targeted intervention, epidemiological studies and strong policy formation are needed to combat this epidemic.