We appreciate the warning, but, uh…duh? Ha!
A study from Yale University suggests that surgeons are more error prone and less efficient following a night of drinking than at other times.
Researchers invited 8 expert surgeons to a dinner party than asked them to drink until they felt
blackout drunk intoxicated.
The next day, the surgeons performed a series of
open heart surgeries simulated operations via a game of Operation virtual reality program.
Although it may work for most men, alcohol did not give the docs liquid courage on the operating table.
As late as 1 p.m., the surgeons made more errors during the procedure than they did while performing the same operation on the previous day, before drinking.
Even worse, the surgeons didn't even have any detectable BAC level, so we'd just like to ask any surgeons to refrain from drinking the night before! K, thanks!
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