Journal Article

Multiple-institution comparison of resident and faculty perceptions of burnout and depression during surgical training.

Williford ML, Scarlet S, Meyers MO, et al. JAMA surgery. 2018;153:705-711.

Physician burnout is widespread and may adversely affect patient safety. This cross-sectional survey study of surgery residents and attendings across 6 general surgery training programs found that 75% of residents met criteria for burnout and more than one-third met criteria for depression. The majority of attendings underestimated the prevalence of both burnout and depression among surgical trainees participating in the study.