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Urgent action is needed to manage doctors’ fatigue, says BMA

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 09 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k127
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 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 …

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