Burnout studies largely unhelpful

How can burnout be prevented?

Answer: In addition to the usual organisational stresses of a workplace, health workers have an increased risk of burnout. A Cochrane review has assessed strategies to reduce it.

The reviewers selected 19 studies of occupational stress, mainly involving hospital staff, of which 14 were RCTs with mainly small sample sizes.

There was a great variety of programs. Interventions directed at