Risk Of Major Medical Errors When Surgeons Are Burned Out Or Depressed
Risk of Major Medical Errors When Surgeons Are Burned Out or Depressed
The findings suggest that the mental well-being of the surgeon is associated with a higher rate of medical errors, something that may undermine patient safety.
Nine percent of the 7,905 surgeons who responded to the survey reported having made a major medical mistake in the previous three months. Overall, 40% of the surgeons who responded to the survey said they were burned out.
Mistakes also varied by specialty. Surgeons practicing obstetrics/gynecology and plastic surgery were much less likely to report errors than general surgeons.
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