A new study by the Mayo Clinic suggests major medical errors reported by American surgeons are the result of burn-out and depression.
Nearly 8,000 surgeons participated in the confidential survey. About 9 percent say they made a major medical error in the three months before the survey.
Nearly 70 percent of those surgeons attributed the error to their own burn-out rather than a systemic cause.
MPR by Elizabeth Baier, 11/24/09