NICU Workers Report Up to 54% Burnout

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In a survey administered to healthcare workers at 44 neonatal intensive care units, reported burnout ranged from 7.5 percent to 54.4 percent, according to a study in BMJ Quality & Safety.

Physicians tended to report less burnout (15.1 percent on average) than non-physicians (26.9 percent on average). Additionally, NICUs reporting more burnout also reported lower perceptions of "teamwork climate," safety climate, job satisfaction, perceptions of management and working conditions.

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Researchers conclude NICU caregiver burnout appears to be associated with lower perceptions of an organization's commitment to patient safety culture.

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