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St Hilaire MA, Anderson C, Anwar J
Brief (<4 hour) sleep episodes are insufficient for restoring performance in first-year resident physicians working overnight extended-duration work shifts.
This study examines the impact of reinstating extended duration (24-28) work shifts (EDWS) for postgraduate year 1 resident physicians. The performance of residents was studied for 23 male residents between 2002-2004 during a three-week on-call rotation schedule at the Medical and Intensive Care Units at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. If the sleep episodes were four hours or less then the odds of >1 attentional failure was 2.72 times higher during post-call compared to matched sessions during non-EDWS.
Citation: St Hilaire MA, Anderson C, Anwar J . Brief (<4 hour) sleep episodes are insufficient for restoring performance in first-year resident physicians working overnight extended-duration work shifts. Sleep 2019 May;42(5):pii: zsz041. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsz041..
Keywords: Adverse Events, Education: Continuing Medical Education, Medical Errors, Patient Safety, Provider, Provider: Physician, Quality of Care, Sleep Problems, Training