Depressed residents make more medical errors

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Depression and burnout are major problems among residents in paediatrics. Depressed residents made significantly more medical errors than their non-depressed peers; however, burnout did not seem to correlate with an increased rate of medical errors.

This is the conclusion of a recent publication in the British Medical Journal. The article is free, you can read:Rates of medication errors among depressed and burnt out residents: prospective cohort study for free.