Prevalence and Factors Associated with Burnout among Frontline Primary Health Care Providers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review

This systematic review analyzes the prevalence and factors associated with provider burnout in low and middle income countries. Articles from three electronic databases (EMBASE, MEDLINE, and CAB) were searched to find information on outpatient provider burnout in LMICs. They were reviewed to identify prevalence of factors associated with provider burnout. Results found heterogeneity in the definition and prevalence of burnout. Prevalence of burnout was found across multiple medical specialties (physicians, nurses, community health workers, etc.) Most studies used the Maslach Burnout Inventory to assess burnout. Further studies are still required to better measure the cause and consequences of burnout in order to guide the development of effective interventions.

Measuring Burnout, Organizational Factors

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