Medical Supplies Shortages and Burnout among Greek Health Care Workers
This study investigates the frequency of medical supplies shortages in two Greek hospital units of the National Health System and assesses the possible impact on burnout risk of health care workers. We conducted a cross-sectional study (n=303) of health care workers in two Greek hospitals who were present at the workplace during a casually selected working day (morning shift work). The prevalence of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and low personal accomplishment was 44.5%, 43.2% and 51.5%, respectively. Medical supply shortages were significantly associated with emotional exhaustion and depersonalization.