Associations of physician burnout with career engagement and quality of patient care: systematic review and meta-analysis

Alexander Hodkinson , Anli Zhou , Judith Johnson, Keith Geraghty , Ruth Riley , Andrew Zhou, Efharis Panagopoulou, Carolyn A Chew-Graham, David Peters , Aneez Esmail, Maria Panagioti 
Submitted: September, 2022

This meta-analysis provides compelling evidence that physician burnout is associated with poor function and sustainability of healthcare organisations primarily by contributing to the career disengagement and turnover of physicians and secondarily by reducing the quality of patient care. Healthcare organisations should invest more time and effort in implementing evidence-based strategies to mitigate physician burnout across specialties, and particularly in emergency medicine and for physicians in training or residency.

Resource Type:
  • Peer-Reviewed
  • Burnout