Sleepy Interns Committing Key Errors, Study Shows

“The researchers, led by Charles Czeisler at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, found that interns working more than 80 hours a week committed 36 percent more serious medical errors than interns who kept a less arduous schedule.

When it came to diagnosing illness, the sleep-deprived interns made 5.6 times more serious mistakes than their rested colleagues, the research showed.”

The studies are found here.

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