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Table 4 Comparison of burnout rates among our sample and previously published studies among GPs in other countries

From: Prevalence of burnout and associated factors among general practitioners in Hubei, China: a cross-sectional study

Authors and year Study population Sample size Male (%) Age at baseline Burnout rates Comparable the present study data
Kirwan and Armstrong, 1995 Britain, British GPs 245 81.6 NA Mean score of 26.1 for EE, 9.8 for DP; 36.2 for PA EE, DP and PA: higher
Grassi and Magnani, 2000 Italy, Italian GPs 182 74.7 Mean = 42.3 High EE burnout in 32%; high DP burnout in 27%; high PA burnout in 13% EE and DP: higher; PA: lower
Thommasenet et al., 2001 Canada, Canada GPs 131 74 Mean = 43.6 Moderate to high EE burnout in 80%; moderate to high DP burnout in 61%; moderate to high PA burnout in 44% EE and DP: higher; PA: lower
Cathebras et al., 2004 France, French GPs 306 39.8 Mean = 46.9 5% scored high in all three dimensions Overall burnout: higher
Goehring et al., 2005 Switzerland, Swiss
primary care doctor
1755 83.6 Mean = 50.8 High EE burnout in 19%; high DP burnout in 22%; high PA burnout in 16%; 3.5% scored high in all three dimensions EE and PA: lower; DP: higher; Overall burnout: higher
Soler et al., 2008 Europe, European GPs 1393 54.6 Mean = 45.4 High EE burnout in 43%; high DP burnout in 35%; high PA burnout in 32%; 12% scored high in all three dimensions EE and DP: higher; PA: comparable; Overall burnout: higher
Brøndt et al., 2008 Denmark, Danish GPs 377 60.7 Mean = 51.8 2.8% scored high in allthree dimensions Overall burnout: comparable
Lee et al., 2008 Canada, Canada Family physicians 123 62.6 Median = 47 High EE burnout in 47.9%; high DP burnout in 46.3%; high PA burnout in 17.4% EE and DP: higher; PA: lower
Yaman and Soler, 2002 Europe, European GPs 98 59 Mean = 43.2 Mean score of 25.1 for EE, 7.3 for DP; 34.5 for PA EE and DP: higher; PA: comparable
O’Dea et al., 2017 Ireland, Irish GPs 683 50.2 <40, 40–70 High EE burnout in 52.7%; high DP burnout in 31.6%; high PA burnout in 16.3%; 6.6% scored high in all three dimensions EE and DP: higher; PA: lower; Overall burnout: higher
Orton et al.,2012 UK, UK GPs 564 68.5 NA High EE burnout in 46%; high DP burnout in 42%; high PA burnout in 34% EE and DP: higher; PA: comparable
Arigoni et al.,2009 Switzerland, Swiss GPs 141 32 NA High EE burnout in 36%; high DP burnout in 36%; high PA burnout in 15% EE and DP: higher; PA: lower
  1. Note: Abbreviations: DP Depersonalization, EE Emotion exhaustion, GP General practitioner, NA Not available, PA Personal accomplishment