Identifying Institutional Factors in General Surgery Resident Wellness and Burnout.
American Journal of Surgery
BACKGROUND: Effects of the institutional macrocosm on general surgery resident wellbeing have not been well studied. We sought to identify organizational factors that impact resident wellness and burnout.
METHODS: Using a modified Delphi technique, an open-ended survey and two subsequent iterations were distributed to wellness stakeholders at two institutions to identify and stratify institutional factors in six burnout domains.
RESULTS: Response rates for each survey round were 29/106 (27%), 30/46 (65%) and 21/30 (70%). Top factors identified in each domain were: CONCLUSION: A modified Delphi technique prioritized institutional wellness and burnout factors. Top factors identified were compensation, vacation time, and autonomy. These results can direct future scholarship of barriers/facilitators of resident wellbeing.
Foote DC, Donkersloot JN, Sandhu G, Ziegler K, Lau J. Identifying institutional factors in general surgery resident wellness and burnout. Am J Surg. 2022 Jan;223(1):53-57. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.07.014. Epub 2021 Jul 22. PMID: 34332743.