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Burnout rate high among pediatric residents

Residency Program Insider, February 24, 2017

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A recent study found that many pediatric residents reported being burned out and suggests it may be compromising patient care. The findings, published in Pediatrics, were based on the results of a web-based survey taken by 258 pediatric residents in 11 programs. Of those respondents, 39% felt burned out. Those residents were also more likely to self-report suboptimal patient care attitudes and behaviors, which included discharging patients to make the service more manageable, feeling guilty about how a patient was treated, ignoring the social or personal impact of an illness, making treatment or medication errors, and not fully discussing treatment options or answering patient questions.

Source: Pediatrics



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