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Burnout in Pediatric Residents: Three Years of National Survey

Kemper KJ, Schwartz A, Wilson PM, et al. Pediatrics. 2020;145.

Physician burnout has been associated with increased patient safety incidents. A recent national survey of pediatric residents found burnout rates exceeded 50%. The survey found that risk of burnout was associated with reported stress, sleepiness, dissatisfaction with work-life balance and recent medical error. Burnout rates were lowest among residents reporting empathy, self-compassion, quality of life, and confidence in providing compassionate care.