01/08/2013 08:10 am ET | Updated Jan 08, 2013

Doctor Fatigue: If Your Doc Is Too Tired To Drive, She's Too Tired For Surgery! (VIDEO)

Long hours during medical residency doesn't just leave doctors feeling sleepy -- it puts them in real danger. According to a recent Mayo Clinic survey, 11 percent of medical interns got into a car accident while in training, and 43 percent reported nearly crashing.

But what does this mean for the quality of our medical care? And what can we do to make sure patients -- and doctors -- stay safe? Dr. Christopher Landrigan, Dr. Ganesh Sivarajan and Dr. Timothy Flynn discuss potential solutions with host Alicia Menendez in the clip above.


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