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Sleep science, schedules, and safety in hospitals: challenges and solutions for pediatric providers.

Rosenbluth G, Landrigan CP. Sleep science, schedules, and safety in hospitals: challenges and solutions for pediatric providers. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2012;59(6):1317-28. doi:10.1016/j.pcl.2012.09.001.

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July 27, 2016
Rosenbluth G, Landrigan CP. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2012;59:1317-28.

Fatigue can lead to poor performance and diminished safety in high-risk industries. This review discusses the literature exploring how sleep deprivation affects clinician performance and the impact of work hour limits as a strategy to address the problem. The authors provide suggestions to redesign work schedules to improve handoffs and other processes affected by work hour restrictions.

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Rosenbluth G, Landrigan CP. Sleep science, schedules, and safety in hospitals: challenges and solutions for pediatric providers. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2012;59(6):1317-28. doi:10.1016/j.pcl.2012.09.001.