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Critical care clinician wellness during the covid-19 pandemic: A longitudinal analysis

Annals of the American Thoracic Society February 1, 2022

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Critical care clinicians experienced high rates of burnout and depression early in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. We sought to longitudinally evaluate burnout, depression, and professional fulfillment—as measures of overall clinician wellness—among critical care healthcare professionals at seven hospitals within our hospital network. We hypothesized that well-being and depression would initially worsen over time but would improve with the arrival of the vaccine and that burnout rates would be higher among nonphysicians with less professional time dedicated to nonclinical activities such as education and research, which may allow time for renewal.


Clifton Fund of the Perelman School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania