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April 02, 2013

Fatigue vs. Handoffs

Fatigue wins.

Shorter shifts in residency mean more frequent handoffs between people who are least skilled to do handoffs and the result is more medical errors.

And of course there's the sobering fact that post-residency docs will have seen very little continuity of care.

Basically we declared doctors should put more heart into their craft, then turned hospitals into assembly lines.

Posted by rbrent at April 2, 2013 07:34 AM

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