Half of pediatric residents are burned out

More than half of all pediatric residents display symptoms of burnout, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

For the study, researchers surveyed pediatric residents from 126 programs between 2016 and 2018.

More than 50 percent of residents reported burnout every year. Researchers did not find a link between burnout and resident demographics. However, stress, sleepiness, dissatisfaction with work-life balance and medical errors were all associated with a higher risk of burnout.

Empathy, self-compassion, quality of life and confidence in providing compassionate care were linked to lower burnout risk.

Researchers noted these factors could serve as targets for future interventions to address burnout.

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