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Harefuah. 2006 Jul;145(7):502-4, 550.

[Interns: the relationship between sleep deprivation, working hours and performance].

[Article in Hebrew]

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  • 1Pediatrics Division, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel.


In recent years numerous studies were published on the relationship between working hours, sleep deprivation and medical errors, clinical judgement, attention and motor vehicle accidents. This article reviews the latest literature on interns and the implications of continuous working hours, without sleep. Current policy changes in the realm of working hours and rest, both in Israel and throughout the world, are reviewed.

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