Physician Stress and Burnout: The Crisis Continues – Results of our 2015 National Survey

USA Today reports that overall, stress in America is on the decline. In today’s edition, they say:

“The annual survey of 3,068 adults, called Stress in America, found that overall, Americans are experiencing less stress. Using a 10-point scale where 1 is “little to no stress” and 10 is “a great deal of stress,” the average stress level in 2014 went down to 4.9 from 5.1 in 2013. In 2007, the first year the survey was done, the stress level was 6.2.

The end of the recession and an improving economy are most likely the reasons the country was less anxious last year, says Norman Anderson, the association’s CEO.” Americans feeling less stressed
While we are grateful that many Americans are feeling less stress, a critical cross section of our society — namely Physicians — is experiencing a great deal more!

via Physician Stress and Burnout: The Crisis Continues – Results of our 2015 National Survey • VITAL WorkLife.