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Physician Burnout—A Serious Symptom, But of What?

Educational Objective
To understand how burnout assessed among physicians and what is the prevalence of burnout among physicians?
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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Thomas L. Schwenk, MD, School of Medicine, University of Nevada, 1664 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89557 (tschwenk@med.unr.edu).

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: The authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.

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