Journal Article
Review

Sleep science, schedules, and safety in hospitals: challenges and solutions for pediatric providers.

Rosenbluth G; Landrigan CP.

Fatigue can lead to poor performance and diminished safety in high-risk industries. This review discusses the literature exploring how sleep deprivation affects clinician performance and the impact of work hour limits as a strategy to address the problem. The authors provide suggestions to redesign work schedules to improve handoffs and other processes affected by work hour restrictions.