Table 4

Professional status and work schedules in relation to burnout and intent to leave the profession (ITL) among Emergency physicians and among a representative sample of French physicians

Crude comparisonsITL according to personal characteristicsBurnout according to personal characteristics
Repres sampleEmergency physicianspRepres sampleEmergency physiciansRepres sampleEmergency physicians
N%pN%pN%pN%p
University hospital
 Yes36.8%25.9%***68116.3ns13523.7ns67941.1ns13951.1ns
 No63.2%74.1%118218.139720.7116043.339651.8
 N189353718635321839535
Hierarchical position
 Yes52.3%29.3%***97616.4ns15119.9ns96541.7ns15447.4ns
 No47.7%70.7%89718.437122.188443.337053.2
 N190352618735221849524
Number of days continuous education (12 m.)
 06.0%7.1%***11229.5**3531.4ns11354.0*3873.7**
 1–1066.8%50.9%126816.327317.9124742.027246.3
 10+27.2%42.0%51417.522524.051040.822654.0
 N192453818945331870536
Teaching activities
 No40.2%45.3%*73518.6ns23720.7ns72343.2ns23855.5ns
 Yes59.8%54.7%108916.628821.5107942.228849.7
 N185314.2%18245251802526
Activities outside care (% of working time)
 No21.5%54.0%***40311.2***7614.5*39833.4ns7541.3***
 Yes <20%51.5%31.8%97216.028719.596139.928946.7
 Yes >20%27.0%14.2%51225.216728.150154.316964.5
 N191453518875301860533
Workweek duration
 <35 h8.8%4.8%***13718.2ns2326.1ns13330.1**2343.5ns
 35 to <45 h19.8%6.5%31119.03125.829839.63151.6
 45 to <50 h21.5%29.8%33913.613915.133337.814151.8
 ≥50 h49.9%58.9%78218.928122.878145.628051.8
 N159247715694741545475
Number of nights worked per month
 048.7%3.3%***82618.3*1513.3ns83438.8***1747.1ns
 1 to 419.1%10.0%17911.25125.514131.95248.1
 5 to 717.6%38.5%44916.519921.144947.920050.5
 8 or more14.6%48.3%25221.025121.925149.024954.6
 N172752017065161675518
Work/family conflict
 Low23.5%13.8%***4449.9***746.8***42416.3***7417.6***
 Medium33.2%36.1%62713.719115.762136.719339.9
 High43.3%50.1%81024.326529.882059.926768.9
 N191053518815301865534
  • *p<0.05; **p<0.01; ***p<0.001; ns, not significant.