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Search results for "Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation"
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Hurt J. Med Econ. April 26, 2017.
Ungar L. USA Today. February 1, 2015.
Joint Commission: The Source. February 2012;10:1-5.
This newsletter article describes strategies to manage the effect of fatigue on health care workers and patient safety.
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.
Leape L, Haskell H. Los Angeles Times. July 01, 2011.
Kuehn BM. JAMA. 2009;301:259-261.
This article summarizes findings of the recent Institute of Medicine report, which advises against resident work shifts of longer than 16 hours without sleep and recommends better supervision of residents to improve patient safety.
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.
Spath P. Hosp Peer Rev. 2006;31:70-72.
The author discusses three steps for reducing staff fatigue. Part I of this article discusses how to identify and evaluate worker fatigue.
Spath P. Hosp Peer Rev. 2006;31:56-59.
The author discusses how to identify and evaluate worker fatigue. Part II of this article outlines specific techniques for reducing health care worker fatigue.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert. June 2, 2005.
This article summarizes the effects of workplace fatigue and provides suggestions for minimizing it.
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.
Reese SM. Information Week. March 11, 2014.
This article describes how wearable technologies for clinicians can improve workload distribution, information gathering, and staffing decisions to address safety issues, particularly nurse fatigue.
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.
Boodman SG. Kaiser Health News. July 9, 2013.
This news article reports on the clinical, educational, and economic consequences of resident work hour limits.
Chen PW. New York Times. April 18, 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.