The American Oncologists Work More Than 50 Hours Per Week – Part 1 of 3
The American Oncologists Work More Than 50 Hours Per Week. Most cancer doctors are satisfied with their career, but nearly half require they have experienced at least one cue of work-related burnout, a new study finds in June 2013. Researchers surveyed 3000 US oncologists between October 2012 and January 2013, and found that they worked an average of 51 hours a week. Oncologists in lettered medical centers saw an average of 37 cancer patients per week, while those in private practice saw an average of 74 patients per week. Those in erudite settings spent much of their time doing research and teaching.
While 83 percent of the oncologists in the study said they were satisfied with their career, 45 percent reported experiencing at least one gesticulation of burnout, including emotional exhaustion and depersonalization. The study was presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago.