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Surgeon burnout, impact on patient safety and professionalism: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Al-Ghunaim TA, Johnson J, Biyani CS, et al. Surgeon burnout, impact on patient safety and professionalism: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Surg. Epub 2022 Jan 4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.12.027

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March 16, 2022
Al-Ghunaim TA, Johnson J, Biyani CS, et al. Am J Surg. 2022;Epub Jan 4.

Burnout in healthcare providers has been linked to lower patient safety and increased adverse events. This systematic review examined studies focusing on the relationship between burnout and patient safety and professionalism in surgeons. Results indicate higher rates of burnout and emotional exhaustion were associated with an increased risk of involvement in medical error. Interventions to reduce burnout and improve surgeon well-being may result in improved patient safety.