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Interventions to Prevent and Reduce Physician Burnout: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

West, Colin P.; Dyrbye, Liselotte N.; Erwin, Patricia J.; Shanafelt, Tait D.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: March 2017 - Volume 72 - Issue 3 - p 147–149
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000513222.66754.52
Obstetrics: Ethics, Medicolegal Issues, and Public Policy

(Abstracted from Lancet 2016;388:2272–2281)

Physician burnout, as documented in national studies, has a prevalence rate exceeding 50% in both physicians in training and practicing physicians. It negatively affects patient care, professionalism, physicians’ own care, and safety.

Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Biomedical Statistics and Informatics (C.P.W.), Primary Care Internal Medicine (L.N.D.), Medical Library (P.J.E.), and Hematology (T.D.S.), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Topics: Emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, physician burnout.

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