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Talking behind their backs: negative gossip and burnout in hospitals.

Georganta K, Panagopoulou E, Montgomery A. Talking behind their backs: Negative gossip and burnout in Hospitals. Burn Res. 2014;1(2). doi:10.1016/j.burn.2014.07.003.

September 24, 2014
Georganta K, Panagopoulou E, Montgomery A. Burn Res. 2014;1(2).

This survey study linked negative gossip in hospitals to health care professional burnout and suboptimal patient care. However, it is not clear whether negative gossip is a risk factor for compromised patient safety or a response to an already poor safety culture.