Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Tired Nurses Could Make More Mistakes
Risk of error are 15% higher for those nurses who work evening shifts and 28% higher for those who work night shifts.
Patients could be endangered by tired nurses, but nurses face long-term health risks, too. One study found that 11% of night-shift workers who worked rotating night shifts for more than six years had a shortened lifespan. Those who worked those shifts for more years than that had a 19%-23% risk of cardiovascular disease.
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