Our 2015 Physician Lifestyle Report provides a revealing look at how burnout may affect their lifestyle choices and experiences. This comprehensive report represents responses from close to 20,000 US physicians and reveals details on their political and spiritual beliefs, health, family life, vacations, and use of alcohol and marijuana.
Are Physicians Really More Burned Out?
Our 2014 Physician Lifestyle Report provides a revealing look at physicians' personal lives, including dietary habits, use of alternative treatments for their own health, and level of happiness at work and at home. This comprehensive report, with new questions and insights this year, represents data from more than 30,000 US physicians.
Physicians grapple with many wrenching decisions throughout their medical careers. Some situations involve whether to prolong or bring an end to patients' lives; others spark heated debates among physicians with different values. More than 21,000 physicians told Medscape how they feel about medicine's most critical issues. Respondents included more than 17,000 US and 4000 European physicians. This slideshow reports the US physicians' results. Representative respondent comments are also shown, to shed more light on the issues at hand.
Insurers play a huge role in the financial lives of most physicians, and they also create some frustration. More than 6300 physicians across 25 specialties took part in an online survey from July 9 through September 21, 2014, and told us how they feel about the leading insurers.
Electronic health records (EHRs) have changed the way physicians practice medicine. Medscape invited physicians to participate in a survey of current EHR use; 18,575 physicians across 25 specialties responded during the period from April 9, 2014, through June 3, 2014. They answered questions about their use of an EHR and rated their systems in terms of overall ease of use and other performance traits, as well as their satisfaction with the EHR vendor. Physicians also described how their EHR affects practice operations and patient encounters. The results give an eye-opening portrait of how EHRs are affecting medical practices.
Over 24,000 physicians in 25 specialties responded to this year's Medscape Compensation Report and described their compensation, number of hours worked, practice changes resulting from healthcare reform, and adaptations to the new healthcare environment.