75% of hospital neurologists worry about burnout

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Nearly three-quarters of neurohospitalists are worried about or experiencing burnout, according to a study in this month's Neurology Clinical Practice. Nearly 46 percent of these inpatient neurology specialists said they were concerned about burnout, although they had not experienced it yet. However, 29 percent said they have. Researchers found that neurohospitalists "are a potential solution to a number of the pressures on traditional neurologist practice," but with that solution comes concerns about burnout with such a small workforce. In addition, survey respondents cited increasingly complex neurologic care and reduced reimbursements. Researchers therefore encouraged hospital administrators to support fellowship training for the "new breed of neurologists," according to Jose Bille, neurology department chair at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Announcement