To examine the association between number of negative COVID-19 occupational experiences and probable anxiety, depression and PTSD among physicians.
Cross sectional examination of longitudinal registry data consisting of physician personal and occupational wellbeing. Multivariable logistic regressions were performed to determine the association between negative COVID-19 experiences and outcomes.
Of the 620 eligible physicians, approximately half were female (49%), and 71% white with a mean age of 46.51 (SD = 13.28). A one-point increase in negative experience score was associated with a 23% increase in probable anxiety (OR = 1.23, 95% CI: 1.14–1.34), a 23% increase in probable depression (OR = 1.23, 95% CI: 1.13–1.33), and a 41% increase in probable PTSD (OR = 1.41, 95% CI: 1.30–1.52).
Negative pandemic experiences were strongly associated with adverse mental health outcomes while greater resilience was protective.