Items Tagged ‘distress’

September 24, 2009

Fatigue, Distress Contribute to Residents’ Errors

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

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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