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MEDICAL RESIDENT DUTY HOURS
Informed Consent in a Dangerous Medical Resident Hours Study
Professor of epidemiology & population health, Albert Eins...
The study's goal -- seeing whether more patients die when residents get less sleep -- is ethically unacceptable because research has definitively shown that residents working very long shifts commit more medical errors than their well-rested counterparts.
Wake Up Call: Reforming Medical Resident Duty Hours
Over the past several decades, a growing body of medical literature has suggested that sleep deprivation from working long hours in the hospital can lead to serious mistakes.
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