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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Depressed residents make more medical errors

tired young doctor

Depression and burnout are major problems among residents in paediatrics. Depressed residents made significantly more medical errors than their non-depressed peers; however, burnout did not seem to correlate with an increased rate of medical errors.

This is the conclusion of a recent publication in the British Medical Journal. The article is free, you can read:Rates of medication errors among depressed and burnt out residents: prospective cohort study for free.

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