A new study shows doctors are taking more than 2,000 additional days off each year, and that some have become “second class citizens” of their own profession.
According to the report, the New York Times, the study, commissioned by the New Yorker, examined doctors’ work schedules from July to June.
The authors of the report said that doctors who were at work during the first two weeks of July were in a situation where they were more likely to have to take time off to care for their families.
The study also found that doctors were taking more sick leave, more than double the number of days off they were taking in the same period last year.
The average time doctors took off for the year was four weeks.
But there were differences in how doctors spent their sick days.
The authors found that nurses tended to take less time off, taking an average of 6 days off, while doctors spent an average 14 days.
The New York Post noted that a third of the study’s respondents said they had already spent their entire sick leave on vacation.
This article originally appeared on the New Republic and was republished here with permission.