Burnout in crisis team clinicians

Katherine E. Herzog (1997)

The levels of burnout in psychiatric emergency service clinicians were investigated by comparing crisis team clinicians to outpatient clinicians. The null hypothesis was that there is no difference between these two groups. The alternate hypothesis was that there is a difference between these groups. The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was used to measure levels of burnout in participants of this study. Demographic data was gathered, and used as a way to compare and contrast these two groups of mental health providers. Results were that the null hypothesis was retained, although there was a significant trend on one of the subscales. Implications of these findings include the possibility that the two groups sampled came from the same population and that outpatient clinicians are under increased stress due to the changes in their profession wrought by managed care.