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In a recent study of 346 US neurosurgery residents Attenello et al reported that 67% of their participants suffered from burnout. The authors also found that 81% of surveyed residents were satisfied with their career. Attenello et al described their results as paradoxical. We criticize their methodology.


This work was originally published in the Journal of Neurosurgery, available at doi:10.3171/2018.2.JNS18430



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