Can Overtired Healthcare Workers Cause Connecticut Medical Malpractice?

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice

Last year, the American Academy of Nursing released a position statement recommending that nurses get high-quality sleep as a preventative measure for medical errors. Risk of error are 15% higher for those nurses who work evening shifts and 28% higher for those who work night shifts.

Americans as a whole are facing sleep deprivation, but the statistics on those who save lives is even more staggering. A new study looked at the amount of sleep Americans across any occupations are getting and roughly 35.6% in 2018 (up from 30.9% in 2011) are not getting enough sleep.  When those numbers are examined for those who work in healthcare, the percentage of workers who are not getting enough sleep jumps to 50%. 

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