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Sleep deprivation, elective surgical procedures, and informed consent.

Nurok M, Czeisler CA, Lehmann LS. Sleep deprivation, elective surgical procedures, and informed consent. N Engl J Med. 2010;363(27):2577-9. doi:10.1056/NEJMp1007901.

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January 12, 2011
Nurok M, Czeisler CA, Lehmann LS. N Engl J Med. 2010;363(27):2577-9.

This commentary discusses complications with rescheduling elective procedures due to surgeon sleep deprivation and encourages the evaluation of policy solutions to inform patients and families of provider fatigue.

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Nurok M, Czeisler CA, Lehmann LS. Sleep deprivation, elective surgical procedures, and informed consent. N Engl J Med. 2010;363(27):2577-9. doi:10.1056/NEJMp1007901.

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