Items Tagged ‘resident fatigue’

October 21, 2009

Resident Fatigue, Distress Can Lead to Medical Errors, Says Study

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

A Mayo Clinic study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association, or JAMA, says that residents who experienced high levels of either fatigue or distress — or both — were more likely to report a medical error. The study reinforces the importance of managing residents’ sleep needs and maintaining their feelings of […]

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