SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Excessive workloads continue to be a concern for doctors, according to a
Locumstory.com surveyed more than 3,700 physicians as a follow up to its 2016 study, seeking to better understand physicians' perspectives about their professions. Although heavy workloads are a major problem within the industry, the study found that the number of physicians who reported feeling overworked had shrunk by around 10 percent when compared to two years ago.
"We are concerned about the wellbeing of medical professionals as the looming physician shortage impacts the industry, so we were pleased to see indicators of positive movement in physician work-life balance," says Leslie Snavely, vice president at CHG Healthcare, the company that sponsors locumstory.com. "However, these findings shouldn't decrease the efforts of administrators and physicians in reducing workload, because overwork is still a major problem. It simply indicates that their efforts are starting to nudge things in the right directions."
The study also suggested that greater attention was needed to help physicians address mental health issues and burnout caused by overwork, although the amount of time spent with patients may be improving. Other significant results include:
Locumstory.com surveyed physicians in a wide variety of specialties, work settings and regions of the country. Respondents were asked about various aspects of their jobs, including workload, communication with patients and mental health.
To learn more, read the full survey report, visit locumstory.com or connect with the project on Facebook and Twitter.
About locumstory.comLocumstory.com is an initiative to educate why locum tenens is an integral and growing part of the healthcare industry. The site is sponsored by CHG Healthcare, parent company of CompHealth, Weatherby Healthcare, and Global Medical Staffing, leaders in domestic and international healthcare staffing. CHG has been ranked on FORTUNE magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" for the past nine years.
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