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Mistreatment of surgical residents linked to burnout

Key clinical point: Discrimination and mistreatment of surgical residents linked to suicidal thoughts and burnout.

Major finding: Surgical trainees who experienced mistreatment a few times a month have nearly threefold higher odds of burnout.

Study details: Cross-sectional survey of 7,409 surgical residents.

Disclosures: The study was supported by the American College of Surgeons, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and the American Board of Surgery. Two authors were supported by grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and one by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. One author was an employee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Citation:

Hu Y-Y et al. N Engl J Med. 2019 Oct 28. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsa1903759.