Urgent action is needed to manage doctors’ fatigue, says BMABMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k127 (Published 09 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k127
- Abi Rimmer
- The BMJ
The government and employers must act urgently to tackle the risk of fatigue in doctors, the BMA has said.
In a report published on 9 January the association warns that fatigue and sleep deprivation are a danger to patients and doctors because of increased clinical error, occupational incidents, road traffic crashes, and needlestick injuries.
The BMA’s report urges the government and other national bodies to develop a comprehensive …