A Systematic Review of the Impact of Physicians’ Occupational Well-Being on the Quality of Patient Care

By 10 januari 2016 april 21st, 2019 Persoonlijke effectiviteit


It is widely held that the occupational well-being of physicians may affect the quality of their patient care. Yet, there is still no comprehensive synthesis of the evidence on this connection.


This systematic review studied the effect of physicians’ occupational well-being on the quality of patient care.


We systematically searched PubMed, Embase, and PsychINFO from inception until August 2014. Two authors independently reviewed the studies. Empirical studies that explored the association between physicians’ occupational well-being and patient care quality were considered eligible. Data were systematically extracted on study design, participants, measurements, and findings. The Medical Education Research Study Quality Instrument (MERSQI) was used to assess study quality.


Ultimately, 18 studies were included. Most studies employed an observational design and were of average quality. Most studies reported positive associations of occupational well-being with patient satisfaction, patient adherence to treatment, and interpersonal aspects of patient care. Studies reported conflicting findings for occupational well-being in relation to technical aspects of patient care. One study found no association between occupational well-being and patient health outcomes.


The association between physicians’ occupational well-being and health care’s ultimate goal-improved patient health-remains understudied. Nonetheless, research up till date indicated that physicians’ occupational well-being can contribute to better patient satisfaction and interpersonal aspects of care. These insights may help in shaping the policies on physicians’ well-being and quality of care.


Scheepers et al

Full text

Read here.

  • Kijk in de keuken bij andere vakgroepen
  • Laatste wetenschappelijke inzichten op het gebied van groepsfunctioneren
  • Interviews met medisch specialisten
  • Tips die jij direct kunt toepassen in je dagelijks werk

Je kunt je op ieder gewenst moment weer uitschrijven!