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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 M-L, et al. Anaesthesia, critical care & pain medicine. 2018;37:161-166.

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.