Controlled interventions to reduce burnout in physicians: a systematic review and meta‐analysis

Maria Panagioti, Efharis Panagopoulou, Peter Bower, George Lewith, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Carolyn Chew-Graham, Shoba Dawson, Harm van Marwijk, Keith Geraghty, Aneez Esmail
Submitted: February, 2017

Twenty independent comparisons from 19 studies were included in the meta-analysis. Evidence from this meta-analysis suggests that recent intervention programs for burnout in physicians were associated with small benefits that may be boosted by adoption of organization-directed approaches. This finding provides support for the view that burnout is a problem of the whole health care organization, rather than individuals.

Resource Type:
  • Peer Reviewed Research
Study Design:
  • Review
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Burnout, Well-being, & Professionalism
  • HCO