Depressed Doctors More Likely to Make Mistakes

A depressed medical resident is six times more likely to make a medication error than one who is not depressed, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.

The study’s findings are not absolutely conclusive, as the authors note. But the common problem of medication errors is often correctly attributed to the brutal schedule imposed on most medical residents. The authors advocate further study of doctors’ working conditions with an eye to improving them.

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