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Table 2 Summary statistics for PFI Burnout Composite score and proportion of respondents reporting burnout by physician specialty

From: Frontline physician burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic: national survey findings

  Survey Wave
Wave 1 Wave 2 Total
Mean (SD) PFI-BC score
 Emergency medicine 1.49 (0.87) 1.29 (0.85) 1.38 (0.86)
 Critical carea 1.31 (0.74) 1.32 (0.83) 1.32 (0.78)
 Primary careb 1.13 (0.90) 1.10 (0.92) 1.11 (0.90)
 Hospitalist 1.23 (0.84) 1.37 (0.80) 1.29 (0.82)
 Infectious disease 1.13 (0.70) 1.20 (0.86) 1.17 (0.79)
 Total 1.19 (0.88) 1.15 (0.90) 1.17 (0.89)
Proportion reporting burnout scores exceeding threshold indicating burnout
 Emergency medicine 51.4% 45.4% 47.9%
 Critical care 53.1% 42.8% 48.3%
 Primary care 33.9% 30.2% 31.9%
 Hospitalist 28.2% 41.5% 33.8%
 Infectious disease 38.4% 35.9% 37.0%
 Total 37.5% 33.6% 35.4%
  1. aCritical care is an aggregation of the “critical care medicine” and “pulmonary critical care” specialties
  2. bPrimary care is an aggregation of “internal medicine” and “family medicine” specialties