Fatigue and Patient Safety (published by ACOG)

The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7–9 hours of sleep per night for an adult. However, there are no current guidelines limiting the volume of deliveries and procedures performed by a single individual or on the length of time he or she may be on call.

A successful OBED and OBGYN Hospitalist Program can alleviate the fatigue factor within large-scale medical organizations and this article by ACOG once again confirms that denying physicians their health will ultimately affect the patient safety and quality care for mothers and babies.