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Sixty seconds on . . . need for recovery

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 02 November 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4252
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

I need a lie down, where’s the rest area?

You’re not the only medic in search of a breather. A 2019 survey of 4000 British and Irish emergency department doctors found that their median need for recovery (NFR) score was 70—against an average score of between 36 and 44 reported in the literature. The trainee led evaluation of inter-shift recovery in the emergency department (TIRED study), published in BMJ Open on 2 November, is the first …

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