Doctors - literally - lose sleep over poor clinical decisions

Study finds care-related regret is linked to insomnia and poor coping strategies make things worse

Regret related to clinical decisions is closely linked with insomnia in doctors, according to new findings. 

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Care-related regret had both an immediate and a lagged — one that lasted beyond a week — impact on sleep quality, the researchers found.

"Having more intensity or frequency of regret has an impact on sleep.

"But if you use maladaptive strategies such as rumination, the association is both stronger and faster," Dr Delphine Courvoisier (PhD) of University Hospitals of Geneva in