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Tweaking of Rules on Medical Resident Hours Still Leaves Excessive Risk of Errors Caused by Fatigue

Sleep deprivation leads to drastically diminished performance. The evidence keeps coming in on that subject. A fatigued motor vehicle driver is a more dangerous driver, more prone to errors. The same is true of fatigued physicians. Doctors who are short on sleep are more likely to make mistakes and commit medical malpractice.

Training of Radiologists and Other Technological Medical Staff Should be Improved

It shouldn't take news of the fall-out from the Japanese nuclear meltdown to remind health care providers that radiation levels must be monitored closely. This is especially true when children are involved. Children's cells divide more quickly than adults, making kids more vulnerable to the effects of radiation.

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