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Harvard Work Hours, Health, and Safety Study: Part 4
- Objective: To determine if interns report making more harmful medical errors when working 24-hour shifts
- Odds of reporting a harmful fatigue-related error was 7-fold higher when working five or more 24 hour shifts in a month (compared with self when working no 24 hour shifts)
- Odds of a fatal error due to fatigue 4-fold higher
Barger, L.K. et al. PLoS Medicine 2006; 3:e487
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