Is urologist burnout different on the other side of the pond? A European perspective
Keywords:burnout, Europe, Maslach Burnout Inventory
The rate of burnout among physicians appears to be on the rise and urologist are no exception. In fact, urology appears to be one of the specialties most affected, with European urologists reporting burnout rates of up to 54% and those working in the United States up to 68%.
Herein, we review the relatively few studies looking at burnout in European urologists to estimate its prevalence and discuss what could be done to reverse the trend. A total of seven studies were identified assessing burnout in urologists in Europe and Turkey. While the rates vary (9.3–68%), they indicate that burnout is prevalent within urology, with data from other studies suggesting there is a rising trend. Although the topic has been studied for many years, with an increased focus in the last decade, little seems to have been done to improve the situation.
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