Journal Article
Study

Nurses' Sleep, Work Hours, and Patient Care Quality, and Safety

Wittkampf AR. Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 1988;46:1019-21.

Research provides evidence that sleep deprivation among nurses is a threat to patient safety. Using observational data, this study assessed the association between sleep duration among nurses and patient safety. On average, nurses reported less than 7 hours of sleep before a shift. Less sleep was associated with lower ratings on patient safety culture measures.