Fatigue Wears at Doctors' Work Performance Too

The headline is not exactly shocking, so the real news may be why the issue of how long work days can cause doctors to make errors is so rarely studied.

For nurses and residents (doctors in training), plenty of studies have found that when work days stretch beyond twelve hours, more mistakes are made, and patients become vulnerable to malpractice and even smaller errors.

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