Extended-duration hospital shifts, medical errors and patient mortality.
Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2014 Feb;75(2):96-101
Authors: Leroyer E, Romieu V, Mediouni Z, Bécour B, Descatha A
A meta-analysis was undertaken to study the association between extended medical shifts and consequences for patients. In six studies, the meta odds ratio was increased for mortality and for serious medical errors, but not for preventable medical errors and for physicians who slept >6 hours.
PMID: 24521805 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]