Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Drunk with Fatigue

According to a new study, doctors who are sleep-deprived are as impaired as someone who is drunk. Which is of course, awful. And leads to the predictable response:

"...the findings also demonstrate that regulators, hospitals and medical schools need to do more to protect residents -- and by extension, the public -- from work-related fatigue."

I agree - there is no way a doctor who is severely overtired should be performing their duties. Now the only question is how long it is until somebody extends the principle to drivers and proposes a ban on driving with less than 8 hours of sleep, in the name of public health.


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