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BACKGROUND Despite extensive data about physician burnout, to our knowledge, no national study has evaluated rates of burnout among US physicians, explored differences by specialty, or compared physicians with US workers in other fields. METHODS We conducted a national study of burnout in a large sample of US physicians from all specialty disciplines(More)
CONTEXT Medical errors are associated with feelings of distress in physicians, but little is known about the magnitude and direction of these associations. OBJECTIVE To assess the frequency of self-perceived medical errors among resident physicians and to determine the association of self-perceived medical errors with resident quality of life, burnout,(More)
EIAs for IgG and IgM antibodies directed against Ebola (EBO) viral antigens have been developed and evaluated using sera of animals and humans surviving infection with EBO viruses. The IgM capture assay detected anti-EBO (subtype Reston) antibodies in the sera of 5 of 5 experimentally infected animals at the time they succumbed to lethal infections. IgM(More)
CONTEXT Fatigue and distress have been separately shown to be associated with medical errors. The contribution of each factor when assessed simultaneously is unknown. OBJECTIVE To determine the association of fatigue and distress with self-perceived major medical errors among resident physicians using validated metrics. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS(More)
BACKGROUND While resident distress and its potential to negatively effect patient care have been well documented, little is known bout resident well-being or its potential to enhance care. OBJECTIVE We measured resident well-being and explored its relationship with empathy. DESIGN Anonymous, cross-sectional survey. PARTICIPANTS Internal medicine(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of burnout and satisfaction with work-life balance in physicians and US workers in 2014 relative to 2011. PATIENTS AND METHODS From August 28, 2014, to October 6, 2014, we surveyed both US physicians and a probability-based sample of the general US population using the methods and measures used in our 2011 study.(More)
BACKGROUND The accuracy of intraoperative periprosthetic frozen section histologic evaluation in predicting a diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection prior to microbiologic culture results is unknown. METHODS We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of all longitudinal studies that compared frozen section histologic results with(More)
BACKGROUND Burnout is a common problem among physicians and physicians-in-training. The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) is the gold standard for burnout assessment, but the length of this well-validated 22-item instrument can limit its feasibility for survey research. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the concurrent validity of two questions relative to the full MBI(More)
BACKGROUND Burnout has negative effects on work performance and patient care. The current standard for burnout assessment is the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), a well-validated instrument consisting of 22 items answered on a 7-point Likert scale. However, the length of the MBI can limit its utility in physician surveys. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the(More)