Medical and genetic differences in the adverse impact of sleep loss on performance: ethical considerations for the medical profession.

@article{Czeisler2009MedicalAG,
  title={Medical and genetic differences in the adverse impact of sleep loss on performance: ethical considerations for the medical profession.},
  author={Charles A. Czeisler},
  journal={Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={120},
  pages={249-85}
}
The Institute of Medicine recently concluded that-on average-medical residents make more serious medical errors and have more motor vehicle crashes when they are deprived of sleep. In the interest of public safety, society has required limitations on work hours in many other safety sensitive occupations, including transportation and nuclear power generation. Those who argue in favor of traditional extended duration resident work hours often suggest that there are inter- individual differences… CONTINUE READING

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