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Journal Article

Differences in day and night shift clinical performance in anesthesiology.

Cao CGL, Weinger MB, Slagle J, et al. Human factors. 2008;50:276-90.

This study discovered that task performance and mood were different on the night shift compared to daytime hours, a finding the authors attributed to fatigue. They advocate for restructuring of resident schedules to optimize rest in the setting of existing work hour restrictions.