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Background: Burnout is a common syndrome seen in healthcare workers, particularly physicians who are exposed to a high level of stress at work; it includes emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low personal accomplishment. Burnout among physicians has garnered significant attention because of the negative impact it renders on patient care and medical personnel. Physicians who had high burnout levels reportedly committed more medical errors.

Objectives: To assess level of burnout and its associated factors among physicians working in public hospitals of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional State, 2017.

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Methods: Institution based cross–sectional survey was conducted using structured self-administered questionnaires from March 13 to April 11, 2017. Maslach’s Burnout Inventory Human Services Survey was used to measure burnout. Collected data were entered in to Epi Data version 3.1, and transferred to SPSS version 21 software. Descriptive statistics, bi-variate and multivariable linear regression analysis were performed. P-value


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