Items Tagged ‘distress’

September 24, 2009

Fatigue, Distress Contribute to Residents’ Errors

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Internal medicine residents who report higher levels of fatigue, sleepiness, and distress are at greater risk for reporting major medical errors, a study found.   There was a significant association between self-reported errors and higher scores on the 10-point Epworth sleepiness scale (OR 1.10 per unit increase, 95% CI 1.03 to 1.16, P=0.002), according to […]

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