patient care

29 physician specialties ranked by burnout rates

By Mackenzie Bean for Becker’s Hospital Review Critical care physicians have the highest rates of burnout among all physician specialties, according to a new survey from Medscape. For the report, Medscape surveyed 12,339 physicians in more than 29 specialties from Aug. 30 to Nov. 5, 2020. Across all specialties, 42 percent of physicians reported burnout, the same…

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Masks prevent the spread of COVID-19, landmark analysis of 64 studies finds

By Mark Wilson for Fast Company As the U.S. healthcare system has been battling shortages of surgical masks, N95 respirators, and face shields, one lingering question has remained: Does all this PPE actually prevent someone from contracting COVID-19? Especially someone who is tasked with caring for COVID-19 patients day after day during long shifts in…

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