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The effects of sleep deprivation on surgeons — and their patients

Posted September 02, 2015, 9:00 am Anant Mandawat, M.D., Contributing Editor If your surgeon was working the night before, would you want him or her to perform your surgery the next day? The answer to whether a sleep-deprived surgeon is a safe surgeon may surprise you, according to a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. …

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