Burnout among PAs contributes to medical errors, mental health problems

Burnout, work exhaustion and disengagement are prevalent among physician assistants and may lead to anxiety, depression and medical errors, according to findings published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.Still, 53% of PAs reported moderate to high levels of professional fulfillment, Noël E. Smith, MA, senior director of PA and Industry Research and Analysis at the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and colleagues wrote.“Burnout symptoms are key contributors to professional development and medical errors along with depression,” Smith toldRead More

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