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Journal Article

How long and how much are nurses now working?

Trinkoff A, Geiger-Brown J, Brady B, et al. The American journal of nursing. 2006;106:60-71, quiz 72.

The authors analyzed results from a national survey and found that nurses work more hours than recommended by the Institute of Medicine in Keeping Patients Safe. They conclude that an increased awareness of fatigue in nursing and its impact on safety is necessary to realize improvements.