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Employee Burnout, Whose Problem Is It?

BY HANS DUVEFELT, MD Today I attended a very entertaining and inspiring seminar, and yet I left it with a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. Bryan Sexton, a national authority on health worker burnout and patient safety, made a convincing case for the importance of addressing burnout. Staff burnout causes surgical complications,
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