Association between surgical trainee daytime sleepiness and intraoperative technical skill when performing septoplasty.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
This prospective cohort study examined the association between self-rated daytime sleepiness among trainee surgeons and attending surgeon–rated intraoperative technical skill. Higher ratings of sleepiness were associated with worse technical skills, echoing concerns about procedures performed by sleep-deprived surgeons.