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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)
BACKGROUND Professionalism is a critical quality for physicians to possess. Physician professionalism has received increased attention in recent years, with many authorities suggesting that professionalism is in decline. An understanding of the factors contributing to professionalism may allow the development of more effective approaches to promoting this(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of the present study was to systematically review the effect of cyclophosphamide treatment on pulmonary function in patients with systemic sclerosis and interstitial lung disease. METHODS The primary outcomes were the mean change in forced vital capacity and in diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide after 12 months of therapy in(More)
BACKGROUND Most research on how to enhance response rates in physician surveys has been done using paper surveys. Uncertainties remain regarding how to enhance response rates in Internet-based surveys. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of a low-cost nonmonetary incentive and paper mail reminders (formal letter and postcard) on response rates in(More)
BACKGROUND Both research and clinical medicine requires similar attributes of efficiency, diligence and effective teamwork. Furthermore, residents must succeed at scholarship and patient care to be competitive for fellowship training. It is unknown whether research productivity among residents is related to broad measures of clinical achievement. Our goal(More)
BACKGROUND Physician burnout has reached epidemic levels, as documented in national studies of both physicians in training and practising physicians. The consequences are negative effects on patient care, professionalism, physicians' own care and safety, and the viability of health-care systems. A more complete understanding than at present of the quality(More)
BACKGROUND Physicians work considerably longer hours and are less satisfied with work-life balance than U.S. workers in other fields. There is, however, minimal data on physicians' parental satisfaction. METHODS To evaluate differences in parental satisfaction among physicians and workers in other fields, we surveyed U.S. physicians as well as a(More)
It has been brought to our attention that Figure 2b in our recently published paper [1] contains an error. Specifically, we inadvertently entered –6.4 rather than +6.4 for the Nadaskevich paper [2] reported in Figure 2b. Recalculation of the summary estimate for diffusing lung capacity of carbon monoxide (DLCO) in this figure revealed a summary mean(More)
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