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Overworked doctors are a danger on the road

发布时间:2019-03-03 07:10:09来源:未知点击:

OVERWORKED and sleep-deprived hospital doctors are not just a potential danger to patients. They are also a danger on the road. A study of 2700 medical interns in the US found they were 2.5 times as likely to have a car crash after a shift of more than 24 hours compared with a shift of less than 12 hours. Those who worked five or more long shifts within a month were more likely to fall asleep at the wheel. The results of the survey, led by Charles Czeisler of Harvard Medical School in Boston,