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How good is a doctor at the end of a 28-hour shift?

How good is a doctor at the end of a 28-hour shift? Somewhere around the eighth hour of my 28-hour shift in the hospital, a nurse told me that a patient had just been transferred from the intensive care unit to my floor. I stopped by the patient’s room to introduce myself. It was just after...
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