Study on the cause of medical errors Study on the cause of medical errors

Study on the cause of medical errors

Scientists at the University of Salisbury have studied the cause of medical errors and have shown that doctors 'fatigue is a real threat to patients' lives.

The study involved about 1,000 doctors working in hospitals that long shifts of work, which exceed 12 hours, increase the likelihood of committing fatal medical errors by 27%.

According to the study, the researchers said that the medical skills and accuracy in diagnosis or decision-making appropriate to the condition of the patient, significantly decreases in doctors after more than 8 hours of continuous work, especially doctors who work in the departments of surgery, anesthesia or ambulance.

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