• Study
  • Published May 2018

Multiple-institution comparison of resident and faculty perceptions of burnout and depression during surgical training.

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.

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