Items Tagged ‘Surgeon depressed’

November 30, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Paul Taylor’s Small Doses: Is your surgeon depressed?

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Job burnout and depression may be responsible for many of the medical errors committed by surgeons. In a survey of 7,905 U.S. surgeons, almost 9 per cent acknowledged making a major mistake in the preceding three months. More than 70 per cent of those admitting to errors said it was their fault, rather than placing […]

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