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Suzanne Gordon

Fatigue in hospitals: an Rx for danger

By Suzanne Gordon
September 22, 2006

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IS ANYONE awake in America's teaching hospitals? Just barely, according to several new studies. In spite of limits on hospital residency program hours , interns are still too exhausted to protect either their patients or themselves. In addition, nurses -- who used to be alert enough to catch the errors of an inexperienced or exhausted resident -- are now working ... (Full article: 695 words)

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