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Maternal and neonatal health care worker well-being and patient safety climate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Haidari E, Main EK, Cui X, et al. J Perinatol. 2021;Epub Mar 18.

High levels of healthcare worker (HCW) burnout may be associated with lower levels of patient safety and quality. In June 2020, three months into the COVID-19 pandemic, 288 maternity and neonatal HCWs were asked about their perspectives on well-being and patient safety. Two-thirds of respondents reported symptoms of burnout and only one-third reported adequate organizational support to meet these challenges. Organizations are encouraged to implement programs to reduce burnout and support HCW well-being.