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Pediatricians are burning out

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect medical workers on every level, say senior partners Sarah Calkins Holloway and Ed Levine and coauthors. More than 60 percent of pediatricians in our recent survey reported experiencing at least one dimension of burnout. According to one academic study on pediatric residents, doctors suffering from burnout were seven times more likely to make treatment errors and ten times more likely to ignore the social or personal impact of a child’s illness.

Sixty-one percent of physicians  in children's hospitals are experiencing at least one dimension of burnout
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To read the article, see “Improving pediatrician well-being and career satisfaction,” September 15, 2022.