Want to Be Treated by a Sleep-Deprived Doctor? ::: Christopher P. Landrigan and Charles A. Czeisler ::: Washington Post
Forget about the Affordable Care Act for a moment: A potentially catastrophic health-care change has quietly been taking shape without much attention.
Sleep-deprived doctors cannot safely care for patients or themselves. An enormous body of science demonstrates that sleep deprivation impairs resident physicians’ performance as much as being legally drunk.
The op-ed is here.