Working while sleep-deprived: not just a problem for residents

MacDonald, Noni E.; Hubert, Paul C.; Flegel, Ken; Stanbrook, Matthew B.
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/18/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 15, p1689
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the problem of sleep deprivation among doctors. They highlight an evidence which suggests that work periods with no sleep may be damaging to the health of physicians and may increase complications in patients. They note that government, insurance, and accreditation institutions must create minimum best practice standards for minimum uninterrupted sleep hours and maximum work.


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