'Decision fatigue' seen at end of GPs' day

GPs may experience ‘decision fatigue’ at the end of their working day, according to a study that suggests they are more likely to prescribe antibiotics for colds and flu just before clocking off.

Researchers found doctors were more likely to prescribe antibiotics for acute respiratory infections as their clinic sessions wore on, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine revealed.

‘Decision fatigue’ is defined by psychologists as the erosion of self-control after repeatedly making

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