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Burnout among doctors could hurt patients too
Los Angeles Times

You might have heard already that surgeons who miss out on sleep make more mistakes in the operating room. Now the editors of Anesthesiology want you to know about another potential patient-safety pitfall: physician burnout.

The journal published two studies on medical-staff burnout on Tuesday.

In the first, a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine team administered an online survey to all the members of one perioperative unit — that is, the doctors, nurses and other staff to tend to sugical patients before and after their operations.