January 17, 2019 | Amy Baxter | Quality | HealthExec
Physicians are stressed out, with 44 percent reporting they feel burned out and 15 percent reporting they are depressed, according to a recent report from Medscape.
The high rate of burnout and depression in the field also underscores a critical risk: suicide. About one physician commits suicide every day, according to the 2019 report. The profession has the highest suicide rate, with 15 percent reporting they have had thoughts of suicide or attempted it.