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Fatigue and risk: are train drivers safer than doctors?

Fatigue and risk: are train drivers safer than doctors? BMJ. 2017;359:j5107. doi:10.1136/bmj.j5107.

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November 29, 2017
BMJ. 2017;359:j5107.

Health care has adopted safety concepts from high-risk industries such as process improvement and teamwork. This commentary describes lessons from industry regarding fatigue management strategies, spotlights the influence of cultural norms on fatigue in medicine, and suggests opportunities to research risks of fatigue in health care.

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Fatigue and risk: are train drivers safer than doctors? BMJ. 2017;359:j5107. doi:10.1136/bmj.j5107.