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Brunsberg KA, Landrigan CP, Garcia BM
Association of pediatric resident physician depression and burnout with harmful medical errors on inpatient services.
The objective of this paper was to determine whether higher rates of medical errors were associated with positive screenings for depression or burnout among resident physicians. Results of this prospective cohort study showed that resident physicians with a positive depression screen were three times more likely than those who screened negative to make harmful errors, indicating the importance of determining what interventions might mitigate the patient safety risk.
Citation: Brunsberg KA, Landrigan CP, Garcia BM . Association of pediatric resident physician depression and burnout with harmful medical errors on inpatient services. Acad Med 2019 Aug;94(8):1150-56. doi: 10.1097/acm.0000000000002778..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Provider: Physician, Provider, Medical Errors, Adverse Events, Burnout, Patient Safety, Depression, Behavioral Health