Burnout and Mental Distress Strongly Related to Errors by U.S. Surgeons

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Major medical errors self-reported by American surgeons are strongly related to both burnout and depression. Those findings appear today in the online edition of Annals of Surgery. The Mayo Clinic-led study included collaborators from Johns Hopkins and the American College of Surgeons.

Interesting study… It is not open for review, so it is hard to say how the authors controlled for all the variables involved… but the results are a bit troubling.

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