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The Critical Care Safety Study: The incidence and nature of adverse events and serious medical errors in intensive care*
Objective:Critically ill patients require high-intensity care and may be at especially high risk of iatrogenic injury because they are severely ill. We sought to study the incidence and nature ofExpand
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Effect of reducing interns' work hours on serious medical errors in intensive care units.
BACKGROUND Although sleep deprivation has been shown to impair neurobehavioral performance, few studies have measured its effects on medical errors. METHODS We conducted a prospective, randomizedExpand
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Impact of Extended-Duration Shifts on Medical Errors, Adverse Events, and Attentional Failures
BACKGROUND A recent randomized controlled trial in critical-care units revealed that the elimination of extended-duration work shifts (> or =24 h) reduces the rates of significant medical errors andExpand
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Extended work shifts and the risk of motor vehicle crashes among interns.
BACKGROUND Long work hours and work shifts of an extended duration (> or =24 hours) remain a hallmark of medical education in the United States. Yet their effect on health and safety has not beenExpand
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Effect of reducing interns' weekly work hours on sleep and attentional failures.
BACKGROUND Knowledge of the physiological effects of extended (24 hours or more) work shifts in postgraduate medical training is limited. We aimed to quantify work hours, sleep, and attentionalExpand
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Extended work duration and the risk of self-reported percutaneous injuries in interns.
CONTEXT In their first year of postgraduate training, interns commonly work shifts that are longer than 24 hours. Extended-duration work shifts are associated with increased risks of automobileExpand
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Effect of reducing interns' weekly work hours on sleep and attentional failures
ABSTRACTIn the past, trainees worked up to 140 hours a week, but more recently, the accreditation council for Graduate Medical Education limited hours for medical residents in the United States toExpand
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Recovery from medical errors: the critical care nursing safety net.
BACKGROUND Safety initiatives have primarily focused on physicians despite the fact that nurses provide the majority of direct inpatient care. Patient surveillance and preventing errors from harmingExpand
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Extended Work Duration and the Risk of Self-Reported Percutaneous Injuries in Interns
Context In their first year of postgraduate training, interns commonly work shifts that are longer than 24 hours. Extended-duration work shifts are associated with increased risks of automobileExpand
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