OBJECTIVE: To evaluate burnout and satisfaction with work-life integration among physician assistants (PAs) compared with other US workers. METHODS: We surveyed PAs and a probability-based sample of US workers. The survey included the Maslach Burnout Inventory and an item on satisfaction with work-life integration. RESULTS: Overall, 41.4% of PAs had burnout symptoms and 65.3% were satisfied with their work-life integration. In multivariable analysis, working in emergency medicine and dissatisfaction with control of workload and work-life integration were independently associated with having higher odds of burnout. PAs were more likely to have burnout than other workers but did not have greater struggles with work-life integration. CONCLUSION: Findings from this study suggest burnout and dissatisfaction with work-life integration are common. PAs appear at higher risk for burnout than workers in other fields.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants|
|State||Published - May 1 2020|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nurse Assisting