Personal consequences of malpractice lawsuits on American surgeons.

  title={Personal consequences of malpractice lawsuits on American surgeons.},
  author={Charles Balch and Michael R. Oreskovich and Lotte N. Dyrbye and Joseph M Colaiano and Daniel V. Satele and Jeff A. Sloan and Tait D Shanafelt},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={213 5},
BACKGROUND Our objective was to identify the prevalence of recent malpractice litigation against American surgeons and evaluate associations with personal well-being. Although malpractice lawsuits are often filed against American surgeons, the personal consequences with respect to burnout, depression, and career satisfaction are poorly understood. STUDY DESIGN Members of the American College of Surgeons were sent an anonymous, cross-sectional survey in October 2010. Surgeons were asked if… CONTINUE READING
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