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Association between surgical trainee daytime sleepiness and intraoperative technical skill when performing septoplasty.
Tseng YW, Vedula SS, Malpani A, et al. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2019;21:104-109.
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.