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The Human Factor: The Impact of Work hours, Sleep Deprivation, and Burnout on Patient Safety

March 20, 2007


Amy M. Fahrenkopf, MD, MPH
Pediatric Hospitalist
Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Mark D. Joffe, MD, FAAP
Director, Community Pediatric Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH, FAAP
Research and Fellowship Director
Children's Hospital Boston, Inpatient Pediatrics Service
Boston, Massachusetts

By the end of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current state of the science on the effects of sleep deprivation and long work hours on physician alertness and performance, patient safety, and physician safety
  • Discuss the prevalence of physician burnout and depression and its effects on patient safety
  • Identify efforts to improve physician working conditions and mental health as a means of improving safety

You Should Participate if you are a(n):

  • General Pediatrician
  • Pediatric Sub-specialist
  • Family Physician
  • Resident
  • Allied Health Professional (PNP, PA, Nurse)
  • Administrator (VP Medical Affairs, Risk Manager, Medical Director)

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