Relationships and Time With Patients May Be Key to Physician Satisfaction, Survey Finds

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Despite all the headlines about physician burnout and dissatisfaction, a new survey found that doctors are generally happy in both their lives and their careers.

In a survey of more than 5,000 physicians by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and CompHealth, a healthcare staffing company, 71% of physicians currently in practice reported being happy. A total of 59% said they are satisfied with their lives in general.

“Practicing medicine is a profoundly rewarding profession,”

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