Trauma surgery performed by "sleep deprived" residents: are outcomes affected?

@article{Yaghoubian2010TraumaSP,
  title={Trauma surgery performed by "sleep deprived" residents: are outcomes affected?},
  author={Arezou T Yaghoubian and Amy H. Kaji and Brant A Putnam and Christian M de Virgilio},
  journal={Journal of surgical education},
  year={2010},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={449-51}
}
BACKGROUND The Institute of Medicine recently recommended further reductions in resident duty hours, including a 5-hour rest time for on-call residents after 16 hours of work, as a way of providing better protection for patients against fatigue-related errors, yet no data are available regarding outcomes of operations performed by surgical trainees working beyond 16 hours in the current 80-hour workweek era. METHODS A retrospective review of all trauma patients who required an urgent/emergent… CONTINUE READING