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Journal Article

Nurses' sleep, work hours, and patient care quality, and safety

Stimpfel AW, Fatehi F, Kovner C. Sleep Health. 2020;6(3):314-320.

Research provides evidence that sleep deprivation among nurses is a threat to patient safety. Using observational data, this study assessed the association between sleep duration among nurses and patient safety. On average, nurses reported less than 7 hours of sleep before a shift. Less sleep was associated with lower ratings on patient safety culture measures.