Catastrophes, sleep, and public policy: consensus report.

  title={Catastrophes, sleep, and public policy: consensus report.},
  author={Merrill M. Mitler and Mary A. Carskadon and Charles A. Czeisler and William C. Dement and David F. Dinges and R. Curtis Graeber},
  volume={11 1},
Following the 1986 annual meeting of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies (Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A., June 15–22, 1986), a committee of scientists was formed to review recent reports and related information on the role of human sleep and brain clocks (time-of-day variation in physiology and alertness) in the occurrence of medical and human error catastrophes. This is a report of the committee's findings and recommendations. The committee evaluated scientific and technical reports on… 

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