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Burned-Out Doctors Pose Risks to Patient Safety, Study Finds

An Intensive Care Unit As Connecticut Covid-19 Cases Remain Below 10%
Photographer: Allison Dinner/Bloomberg

Patients being treated by burned-out doctors may face additional risks when they receive care, a new study suggests.

A new review concluded that doctors experiencing burnout are twice as likely to be involved in patient safety incidents such as medication errors and "suboptimal care".