Journal Article

Effect of sleep deprivation after a night shift duty on simulated crisis management by residents in anaesthesia. A randomised crossover study.

Arzalier-Daret S; Buléon C; Bocca ML; Denise P; Gérard JL; Hanouz JL.

In this simulation study, trainees performed worse in two simulated patient emergencies when they were sleep deprived compared with their own performance in a rested state, as judged by blinded independent observers. This study adds to evidence supporting duty hour limitations to reduce fatigue among trainee physicians.