Multiple-institution comparison of resident and faculty perceptions of burnout and depression during surgical training.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
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.