TITLE

Should sleep-deprived surgeons inform patients of their condition?

PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Mar2011, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A recent editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that sleep-deprived surgeons should disclosure their condition to patients as part of the informed consent process. • This disclosure could be an interim step until facilities develop policies and procedures addressing surgeon fatigue, the authors say. • Surgeons are professionals and are trained to know if they are too exhausted to perform a simple procedure, says the president of the American College of Surgeons.
ACCESSION #
58268215

 

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