Poll of the Week – Are You As Stressed As Your Fellow Physicians?

April 17, 2012

A new survey points to some interesting stress-related findings for physicians of different ages and experience levels. Do they match up to what you experience?

Are you as stressed, less stressed, or more stressed than your fellow physicians in your age group? How does your stress level compare to physicians in similar work environments? How does it compare to physicians with a similar level of experience?

Practice Notes blogger Aubrey Westgate recently wrote about new findings released from a study conducted by Physician Wellness Services, a company that works with healthcare organizations to improve working conditions.

The survey of more than 2,000 physicians found that stress levels for physicians tend to peak when they reach their 40s, then begin to decline when physicians reach their 50s.

Do you agree with the survey findings? 
 

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