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"Doctor fatigue hurting patients", Harvard Gazette

December 12, 2006

Interns feel guilt, lose empathy
Harvard Gazette Image, by Justin Ide: Doctor Fatigue
By William J. Cromie

"Too many 24-hour shifts worked by hospital interns cause medical mistakes that harm and may even kill patients, according to a new Harvard Medical School study. Doctors in training who fall asleep during surgery or while examining patients make four times more errors that cause deaths than their better-rested colleagues, the research reveals."

Link to the full article on the Harvard University Gazette website.

(Image courtesy of Harvard News Office/Justin Ide)

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