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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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