Physician burnout, widespread across medicine, is linked to poorer physician quality of life and reduced quality of care. Data on prevalence of and risk factors for burnout among anesthesiologists are limited. In this issue of Anesthesiology, Afonso et al. present the results of a survey of member anesthesiologists of the American Society of Anesthesiologists conducted during March 2020 aimed at improving our understanding of burnout in anesthesiologists. In an accompanying editorial, Hyman traces the origins of the term “burnout,” how it is now measured, and the value of this new study in emphasizing the burnout problem for anesthesiologists and the need for future studies on burnout and therapy. Cover Illustration: A. Johnson, Vivo Visuals.

  • Afonso et al.: Burnout Rate and Risk Factors among Anesthesiologists in the United States, p. 683

  • Hyman: Burnout: The “Other” Pandemic, p. 673