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Physician burnout and healthcare epidemiology: Dual implications worthy of greater scrutiny

  • Gonzalo Bearman (a1), Susy S. Hota (a2) and Sarah D. Haessler (a3)


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Physician burnout and healthcare epidemiology: Dual implications worthy of greater scrutiny

  • Gonzalo Bearman (a1), Susy S. Hota (a2) and Sarah D. Haessler (a3)


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