Burnout and Medical Errors Among American Surgeons

  title={Burnout and Medical Errors Among American Surgeons},
  author={Tait D. Shanafelt and Charles M. Balch and Gerald J B{\'e}champs and Thomas R. Russell and Lotte N. Dyrbye and Daniel V. Satele and Paul E Collicott and Paul J. Novotny and Jeff Sloan and Julie Ann Freischlag},
  journal={Annals of Surgery},
Objective:To evaluate the relationship between burnout and perceived major medical errors among American surgeons. Background:Despite efforts to improve patient safety, medical errors by physicians remain a common cause of morbidity and mortality. Methods:Members of the American College of Surgeons were sent an anonymous, cross-sectional survey in June 2008. The survey included self-assessment of major medical errors, a validated depression screening tool, and standardized assessments of… 

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