Burnout and Work Engagement Among US Dentists

Published in the Journal of Patient Safety, the following study used the extensively validated Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey and Utrecht Work Engagement Scale to measure burnout in a self-administered survey of 167 US dentists who attended continuing education courses held in Boston, Pittsburg, Iowa City, and Las Vegas. Thr authors observed that 13.2% of their study population experienced burnout and 16.2% of their study population was highly work engaged. There was a statistically significant, unadjusted association between burnout risk and work engagement.

Effects on Clinician Health and Well-Being

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