Prevalence of Depression and Depressive Symptoms Among Resident Physicians: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Published in JAMA, this systematic review and meta-analysis, sought to provide a summary estimate of depression or depressive symptom prevalence among resident physicians. Data were extracted from 31 cross-sectional studies (9447 individuals) and 23 longitudinal studies (8113 individuals). Across these studies, the summary estimate of the prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms among resident physicians was 28.8%, ranging from 20.9% to 43.2% depending on the instrument used, and increased with calendar year.

Effects on Clinician Health and Well-Being

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