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Impact of Extended-Duration Shifts on Medical Errors, Adverse Events, and Attentional Failures

  • Laura K Barger,

    Affiliations: Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Najib T Ayas,

    Affiliations: Sleep Disorders Program, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Department of Medicine, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Brian E Cade,

    Affiliation: Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • John W Cronin,

    Affiliations: Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Bernard Rosner,

    Affiliation: Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Frank E Speizer,

    Affiliation: Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Charles A Czeisler mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: caczeisler@hms.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: December 12, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030487

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Sleep-deprived inters/residenrts lie

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:03 GMT

Author: M D
Position: MD
Institution: No affiliation was given
E-mail: mld@cumcmds.com
Submitted Date: December 13, 2006
Published Date: December 15, 2006
This comment was originally posted as a “Reader Response” on the publication date indicated above. All Reader Responses are now available as comments.

Sleep-deprived interns/residenrts are required to sign a statement that they have not worked longer hours than allowed by law; however, they feel coerced to sign -- knowing thier career will be adversely impacted if they emberass the program. This is common knowledge among medical students/residents.

No competing interests declared.