Journal Article
Review

Stress and burnout among surgeons: understanding and managing the syndrome and avoiding the adverse consequences.

Balch CM, Freischlag JA, Shanafelt TD. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 2009;144:371-6.

This review examines factors contributing to surgeon burnout and describes its impact on physician health, patient safety, medical errors, and quality of medical care provided.