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Burnout, commonly defined as a combination of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment, is a significant problem in physicians and physicians-in-training. Recent studies suggest it represents nearly 50% of physicians, a number that has substantially increased in the past few years. In this chapter, burnout is examined in all stages of training. Causes of burnout and negative effects on both the patient and the physician are also described. Finally, suggestions for prevention of and recovery from burnout are reviewed: both at the individual and organizational levels.

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Gold, J.A. (2019). Burnout. In: Weiss Roberts, L., Trockel, M. (eds) The Art and Science of Physician Wellbeing. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42135-3_5

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