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Acad Psychiatry. 2004 Fall;28(3):240-2.

Burnout comparison among residents in different medical specialties.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, UPC-Jefferson, 2751 E. Jefferson, Suite 400, Detroit, MI 48207, USA. shahm_martini@yahoo.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate resident burnout in relation to work and home-related factors.

METHOD:

Maslach Burnout Inventory was mailed to residents in eight different medical specialties, with a response rate of 35%.

RESULTS:

Overall, 50% of residents met burnout criteria, ranging from 75% (obstetrics/gynecology) to 27% (family medicine). The first year of residency, being single, personal stress, and dissatisfaction with faculty were independently associated with burnout.

CONCLUSIONS:

Efforts to reduce resident burnout nationally would benefit from expanding beyond the work-hours regulation.

PMID:
15507560
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