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Journal Article

Fatigue risk management: the impact of anesthesiology residents' work schedules on job performance and a review of potential countermeasures.

Wong LR, Flynn-Evans E, Ruskin KJ. Anesthesia and analgesia. 2018;126:1340-1348.

Duty hour reductions have been a controversial strategy to address resident fatigue. This commentary discusses guidelines for managing anesthesiology resident work hours and how the limits might affect training. The authors recommend other approaches to address fatigue such as naps, microbreaks, and scheduling and environmental adjustments.