Items Tagged ‘fatigue’

September 23, 2009

Tired, Stressed Docs Make More Mistakes, Study Finds

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Fatigue isn’t the only contributor to medical errors among medical residents. A new study finds that financial woes, family concerns and other elements of distress also play a major role in potentially fatal mistakes.   Fatigue and distress among doctors are known causes of medical errors, but Mayo Clinic researchers say that theirs is the […]

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September 23, 2009

Not just fatigue – stressed doctors mess up, too

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Want to know if a doctor-in-training is stressed out or tired and about to make a big mistake? Just ask.   A study published on Tuesday finds that resident doctors know when they are exhausted, upset or overwhelmed and when they are, they are far more likely to admit they made an error.   What […]

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