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Air Force physician dies in non-combat ‘vehicle incident’ in UAE

Air Force physician dies in non-combat ‘vehicle incident’ in UAE

Business
Nov. 28 (UPI) -- An Air Force physician died in the United Arab Emirates Friday. Capt. Kellian Leli, 30, of Parlin, N.J., died in what Air Force officials have described as a "non-combat related vehicle incident" at Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAE. Advertisement The cause of the incident is under investigation, according to the Pentagon. Leli was assigned to the 60th Healthcare Operations Squadron at Travis Air Force Base in California. She was a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, earning her commission in 2012 before continuing her medical program. She was assigned to the Family Medicine Clinic at David Grant USAF Medical Center, but was in the UAE on her first overseas deployment, according to the Air Force. "Our entire Travis family is beyond heartbroken over the...
Physician burnout, depression can lead to major medical errors: Study

Physician burnout, depression can lead to major medical errors: Study

Health
Does your doctor’s mental health and well-being affect the care you receive? A new study says yes -- burnout, fatigue and depression may affect major medical errors. Medical errors contribute to an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 deaths per year, according to the Institute of Medicine. Burnout -- defined as emotional exhaustion or depersonalization -- occurs in more than half of doctors, according to the study. Researchers surveyed physicians across the country to understand the relationship between burnout and major medical errors in their careers. Their findings, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, suggest burnout, by itself, plays a large role in errors. Other independent factors affecting errors include the perceived safety of the workplace, physician fatigue and physician men...