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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Intern Sleep and Patient Safety Study

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  • Randomized Trial comparing interns' alertness and performance on traditional "q3" schedule with 24-30 hour shifts (ACGME-compliant ) vs. 16 hr max schedule
  • Twice as many EEG-documented attentional failures at night on traditional schedule

Lockley, S. W. et al. N Engl J Med 2004;351:1829-1837

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