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Surgeon fatigue: a prospective analysis of the incidence, risk, and intervals of predicted fatigue-related impairment in residents.

McCormick F, Kadzielski J, Landrigan CP, et al. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 2012;147:430-5.

This study discovered that orthopedic residents were fatigued 48% of their waking hours and had impaired mental effectiveness 27% of that time. The authors discuss the pervasiveness of fatigue and the need for greater preventive strategies.