A multisite research team proposed a survey to assess burnout among healthcare epidemiologists. Anonymous surveys were disseminated to eligible staff at SRN facilities. Half of the respondents were experiencing burnout. Staffing shortages were a key stressor. Allowing healthcare epidemiologists to provide guidance without directly enforcing policies may improve burnout.
PI: Gonzalo Bearman
Characterizing burnout among healthcare epidemiologists in the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic: A study of the SHEA Research Network. Smith TJG, Pryor R, Hota SS, Haessler SD, Deloney VM, Bearman G. Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology. 2023;3(1):e52.