Making medical errors because of fatigue


The study linked doctors' burnout rate to factors including a “chaotic work environment or lack of control over that work environment”. — TNS

Physicians experience extremely high levels of burnout, and that’s contributing to medical errors.

That’s the conclusion of a new Mayo Clinic study (in August 2018) that found more than half of the physicians in the United States experience burnout, defined as either emotional exhaustion or a feeling of distance from a one’s job and colleagues, said Dr Christine Sinsky, the vice president of professional satisfaction at the American Medical Association and a researcher on the study.

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