Healthcare staff wellbeing, burnout, and patient safety: a systematic review

Hall L.H., Johnson J., Watt I., Tsipa A., O'Connor D.B.
Submitted: January, 2016

16 out of the 27 studies that measured wellbeing found a significant correlation between poor wellbeing and worse patient safety, with 6 additional studies finding an association with some but not all scales used, and one study finding a significant association but in the opposite direction to the majority of studies. 21 out of the 30 studies that measured burnout found a significant association between burnout and patient safety, whilst a further four studies found an association between one or more (but not all) subscales of the burnout measures employed, and patient safety

Resource Type:
  • Peer Reviewed Research
Study Design:
  • Review
  • Burnout, Well-being, & Professionalism
  • Patient Safety & Medical Errors