Survey: 27% of Healthcare Professionals Made an Error Due to Fatigue
The "Nurse Staffing Strategy" survey includes responses to a September 2012 online survey from 120 healthcare professionals. Responses showed that fatigue poses a risk for patient safety:
• 69 percent of respondents said fatigue had caused them to feel concern over their ability to perform during work hours.
• Nearly 65 percent of healthcare professionals reported they almost made an error at work because of fatigue.
• 96 percent of respondents reported having felt tired at the start of their shift and more than 92 percent while driving home after their shift.
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