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The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.

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Dzau VJ, Kirch D, Nasca TJ. N Engl J Med. 2020;383:513-515.
This commentary discusses the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the physical, emotional, and mental health on the healthcare workforce and outlines five high-priority actions at the organizational- and national level to protect the health and wellbeing of the healthcare workforce during and after the pandemic.  
Hu Y-Y, Ellis RJ, Hewitt B, et al. New Engl J Med. 2019;381:1741-1752.
Physician burnout can negatively impact not only physician well-being, but patient safety as well. This national survey of general surgery residents found that about one-third of all respondents reported experiencing discrimination or abuse; 38.5% of residents reported weekly burnout systems and 4.5% reported suicidal thoughts within the past year. Residents reporting burnout or suicidal thoughts were more likely to have experienced discrimination, abuse or sexual harassment. Women reported more exposure to mistreatment, which may account for gender differences in rates of burnout and suicidal thoughts.  
Perspective on Safety August 1, 2017
… of its requirements as new evidence becomes available. … Kathy Malloy … Vice President for Accreditation Services … Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education … Timothy P. Brigham, PhD … Senior Vice President for Education …
This piece reviews how changes to the ACGME requirements emphasize patient safety and quality improvement, address physician well-being, strengthen expectations around team-based care, and create flexibility for work hours within the maximum 80-hour workweek.
Yaghmour NA, Brigham T, Richter T, et al. Acad Med. 2017;92:976-983.
This retrospective cohort study found that the leading cause of death among resident physicians is cancer, and the second leading cause of death is suicide. Investigators note that there are fewer deaths overall and from suicide compared to age- and gender-matched general populations. They suggest monitoring and interventions to prevent burnout and provide support for medical trainees.
Nasca TJ, Day SH, Amis S, et al. N Engl J Med. 2010;363:e3.
… The New England journal of medicine … N Engl J Med … This article summarizes the Accreditation Council for … while allowing more autonomy for senior trainees. … Nasca TJ, Day SH, Amis ES Jr; for ACGME Duty Hours Task Force. N Engl J Med. 2010;363:e3.   …