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Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. September 17, 2005:A1.
This article reports on changes that hospitals are making to curb long work hours for nurses and how such efforts could reduce potential errors.
Dublin, Ireland: Irish Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare; 2005.
This report provides results from a 26-hospital survey investigating areas of service and care weakness in Irish hospitals. The research revealed problems related to information transfer, overwork, and lack of patient involvement in decision making about their care.
Holt TE. Men's Health. November 3, 2006.
This series includes articles on "doorway diagnosis" (or a doctor's assessment of a patient before an exam begins), anesthesiologists addicted to painkillers, and medical mistakes in the emergency room.
Lerner BH. The Washington Post. November 28, 2006:HE01.
The author reviews the legacy of Libby Zion and how her untimely death raised awareness of the impact that resident duty hours and fatigue could have on patient care and quality.
Alexander M. Reader's Digest. June 2007.
This article reports on the potential for medical errors to occur during the night shift and the factors that contribute to these mistakes.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. September 7, 2008;Metro section:1A.
This article reports on violations of ACGME work hour restrictions in some Boston hospitals. Approximately 9% of all training programs in the United States have been cited for such violations in the past year.
Kowalczyk L. Boston Globe. March 25, 2009;Metro:1.
Reporting on an incident in which a sleepy surgeon operated on a patient, this article addresses safety and cultural issues surrounding impaired physicians.
Shapira I. Washington Post. March 18, 2010;B01.
This news piece examines the work week of resident physicians and discusses how further limiting trainees' work hours might reduce their experiential learning.
Chen PW. New York Times. April 18, 2013.
Rosenbaum L. The New Yorker: Elements. August 20, 2013.
This magazine article relates the risks and benefits associated with the 2003 resident work hour limits.
Leape L, Haskell H. Los Angeles Times. July 01, 2011.
Sanghavi D. New York Times Magazine. August 5, 2011.
This news article discusses the problem of fatigue in resident physicians and the fragmented systems of care that contribute to error.
Rabin RC, Kaiser Health News. Washington Post. March 31, 2014.
This newspaper article reports on factors contributing to physician burnout and describes obstacles to resolving it. Burnout in the primary care setting was often related to business aspects such as insurance payments, managing staff, and increased oversight. Physician happiness was found to be tied to patient satisfaction, and electronic medical record use was perceived to impede meaningful interaction.
Goldman B. "White Coat, Black Art." CBC Radio. October 31, 2014.
This radio segment explores whether sleep deprivation affects the safety of care delivery. Panelists discuss sleep deprivation in health care, the influence of hierarchy and peer behaviors in normalizing fatigue, and the impacts of duty hour limits on patient safety. This contributes to the continuing debate about the benefits of work hour reductions and its potential to detract from residents' competency.
Ungar L. USA Today. February 1, 2015.
Bipartisan Consensus: The Public Wants Well-Rested Medical Residents to Help Ensure Safe Patient Care.
Almashat S, Carome M, Wolfe S, Landrigan CP, Czeisler C. Washington, DC: Public Citizen; September 13, 2016.
Hurt J. Med Econ. April 26, 2017.