Assessment of fitness to perform using a validated self-test in obstetric and gynecological night shifts in the Netherlands.

Tummers FHMP, Huizinga CRH, van Pampus MG, Stockmann HBAC, Cohen AF, van der Bogt KEA,

The field of obstetrics and gynecology requires complex decision-making and skills because of unexpected high-risk situations. These skills are influenced by alertness, reaction time, and concentration. Night shifts result in sleep deprivation, which might impair these functions, although it is still unclear to what extent.