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Testing factual medical knowledge is inappropriate
  1. R Sivakumar
  1. Department of Care of Elderly, 4 Ashton Close, Lister Hospital, Stevenage SG1 4AB, UK;

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    I read with interest the article by Lewis et al about the effects of sleep deprivation on on-call medical staff.1 Besides the admitted weakness of difficulty in coming up with a suitable design comparing the performance between normal and sleep deprived states, the study is contentious in at least two other aspects. Firstly, the usage of factual medical …

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