Medical Decisions of Pediatric Residents Turn Riskier after a 24-Hour Call with No Sleep.

@article{Aran2017MedicalDO,
  title={Medical Decisions of Pediatric Residents Turn Riskier after a 24-Hour Call with No Sleep.},
  author={Adi Aran and Netanel Wasserteil and I. W. Gross and Joseph Mendlovic and Yehuda Pollak},
  journal={Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making},
  year={2017},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={
          127-133
        }
}
BACKGROUND Despite a gradual reduction in the workload during residency, 24-hour calls are still an integral part of most training programs. While sleep deprivation increases the risk propensity, the impact on medical risk taking has not been studied. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the clinical decision making and psychomotor performance of pediatric residents following a limited nap time during a 24-hour call. METHODS A neurocognitive battery (IntegNeuro) and a medical decision… CONTINUE READING

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