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Shorter clinical rotations reduce burnout, study finds
Modern Healthcare

Burnout decreases and job fulfillment improves when physicians work shorter rotations in the hospital, according to a new study.

The results, published Tuesday in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found burnout was substantially lower among critical-care physicians at Penn Medicine who opted to shorten their clinical rotations from 14 consecutive days to seven days. The study shows 24% of physicians screened positive for burnout in an intensive-care unit that switched to seven-day rotations, while 61% of physicians in an ICU with both seven-day and 14-day rotations screened positive for burnout.

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