Table 1

Baseline characteristics according to physician burnout, %(n)*

CharacteristicsNo burnout
N=79
Burnout
N=170
P value
Demographics
Age13.9 (11)12.5 (21)0.03
 25–35 years40.5 (32)54.8 (92)
 36–50 years29.1 (23)29.2 (49)
 51–65 years16.4 (13)3.6 (6)
 66 years or older
Women44.3 (35)52.7 (87)0.23
Ethnicity0.88
 White62.3 (48)70.7 (118)
 Asian or Pacific Islander24.7 (19)13.2 (22)
 South Asian7.8 (6)7.78 (13)
 Other5.2 (4)8.4 (14)
LGBTQ7.6 (6)5.4 (9)0.32
Children0.52
 No children23.1 (18)31.1 (52)
 1–2 children50 (39)47.9 (80)
 3 or more children26.9 (21)21 (35)
Work characteristics
Medicine specialty0.54
 General internal medicine12.8 (10) .13.5 (23) .
 Medical oncology6.4 (5)16.4 (28)
 Neurology11.5 (9)14.0 (24)
 Rheumatology18 (14)8.8 (15)
 PMR12.8 (10)6.4 (11)
 ICU5.1 (4)7.0 (12)
 Cardiology5.1 (4)3.5 (6)
 Endocrinology9 (7)3.5 (6)
 Gastroenterology5.1 (4)3.5 (6)
 Infectious diseases<46.4 (11)
 Social medicine†<42.9 (5)
 Other divisions10.1 (8)13.5 (23)
 Divisions primarily responsible for COVID-19 care17.7 (14)20.5 (35)0.61
Appointment0.86
 Clinical92.4 (73)90.6 (155)
 Research27.9 (22)28.7 (49)
 Medical education31.7 (25)39.2 (67)
 Administration15.2 (12)25.2 (43)
Clinical duty hours0.04
 >40 hours/week52.1 (38)46.5 (72)
 >60 hours/week8.2 (6)21.9 (34)
Weekend days working/month0.27
 None25.3 (20)17.8 (30)
 1–244.3 (35)52.1 (88)
 3–425.3 (20)19.5 (33)
 5 or more5.1 (4)10.7 (18)
Call days/month0.9
 None20.5 (16)15.8 (26)
 1–347.4 (37)55.8 (92)
 4 or more32.1 (25)28.5 (47)
View COVID-19 as affecting burnout45.6 (36)75.2 (127)<0.0001
  • *14–17.5% missing data excluded.

  • †Social Medicine is a new division that includes a focus on addictions and social determinants of health.

  • .ICU, intensive care unit; LGBTQ, lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirited or queer; PMR, physical medicine and rehabilitation.