The Impacts of Sleep Deprivation on Medical Residents: A Scoping Review of Literature Academic Article uri icon


  • Negative impacts of sleep deprivation on healthcare providers are well documented. However, effective, evidence-based, and practical interventions are sparse. This scoping literature review explores the interventions used for sleep deprivation among medical residents. This review considers the current state of the interventions in place, the impacts that sleep deprivation can have on residents, and the ways to cope with sleep deprivation. Furthermore, counter arguments against work hour reductionthe preferred form of interventionare presented. Finally, it is concluded that no intervention is currently accepted by all stakeholders, and more research is required to arrive at a practical solution.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting

author list (cited authors)

  • Mulenga, A., & Sasangohar, F.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Mulenga, Anthony||Sasangohar, Farzan

publication date

  • December 2020