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Informing your patients that you are deprived of sleepJan 17, 2011 09:20 EST
In their recent NEJM article, Nurok et al argue that surgeons should alert patients for elective procedures when they have slept less than 22 of the previous 24 hours. Do you agree that sleep deprivation should be disclosed to your patients?
Nurok M, Czeisler CA, Lehmann LS. Sleep deprivation, elective surgical procedures, and informed consent. N Engl J Med 2010; 363:2577-2579. Available here.
Pellegrini CA, Britt LD, Hoyt DB. Sleep deprivation and elective surgery. N Engl J Med 2010; 363:2672-2673. Available here.