The relationship between physician burnout and quality of healthcare in terms of safety and acceptability: A systematic review

Dewa C.S., Loong D., Bonato S., Trojanowski L.
Submitted: June, 2017

4114 unique citations were identified. Of these, 12 articles were included in the review. Two studies were rated as having high risk of bias and 10 as having moderate risk. Four studies were conducted in North America, 4 in Europe, 1 in the Middle East and 3 in East Asia. Results of this systematic literature review suggest there is moderate evidence that burnout is associated with safety-related quality of care. Because of the variability in the way patient acceptability-related quality of care was measured and the inconsistency in study findings, the evidence supporting the relationship between burnout and patient acceptability related quality of care is less strong.

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