Prevalence of burnout among surgical residents and surgeons in Switzerland

Businger, Adrian; Stefenelli, Ulrich; Guller, Ulrich (2010). Prevalence of burnout among surgical residents and surgeons in Switzerland. Archives of surgery, 145(10), pp. 1013-6. Chicago, Ill.: American Medical Association 10.1001/archsurg.2010.188

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Burnout is a pathologic reaction in response to long-term work-related stress. The aim of this study was 2-fold: first, to assess the prevalence and degree of burnout among surgical residents and surgeons in Switzerland and, second, to identify predictors of burnout in the surgical community. Four hundred five of 618 anonymous questionnaires (65.5%) were returned. Among respondents, 3.7% and 35.1% showed high and moderate degrees of burnout, respectively. Respondents with high and moderate degrees of burnout had higher summary scores of perceived stress (P < .001). In multiple logistic regression analysis, the strongest predictors of burnout were poor interaction with nurses, disturbances due to telephone consultations, and high overall workload. To reduce burnout, new work models should be sought, in addition to decreasing work intensity and workload rather than restricting work hours alone.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Businger, Adrian and Güller, Ulrich

ISSN:

0004-0010

Publisher:

American Medical Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:09

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:04

Publisher DOI:

10.1001/archsurg.2010.188

PubMed ID:

20956772

Web of Science ID:

000283089600022

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/825 (FactScience: 200970)

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