Medical errors may stem more from physician burnout than unsafe health-care settings

Stanford School of Medicine News Jul 11, 2018

Physician burnout is at least equally responsible for medical errors as unsafe medical workplace conditions, if not more so, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

“If we are trying to maximize the safety and quality of medical care, we must address the factors in the work environment that lead to burnout among our health-care providers,” said Tait Shanafelt, MD, director of the Stanford WellMD Center and associate dean of the School...

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