Tired surgeons don't err more

Investor's Business Daily
November 2013
Investors Business Daily;11/13/2013, pA02
Canadian researchers found after studying records from nonemergency gall bladder surgeries performed by surgeons at 102 Ontario hospitals that sleep-deprived doctors didn't make more mistakes. In 2,078 instances, the doctor had operated the night before the scheduled gall bladder surgery. Researchers then looked at 8,312 cases when the surgeon didn't perform surgery the prior night. Risk of complications during or post-procedure was unaffected by whether the doc performed surgery the night before.


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