Before this notion is taken seriously it would be wise to remember that human beings are diurnal. A mass of research work shows that people are considerably less efficient and effective working at night. Furthermore the chances of dying are greater at night then during daylight because most bodily functions are nocturnally slowed.
Thus if there were 24-hour working in those expensive hospitals, less efficient doctors and nurses would be dealing with more vulnerable patients - a poor formula for improving effectiveness. Human beings are neither computer chips nor Swiss watches that are immune to the time of day or night.
Professor RAINER GOLDSMITH
Egginton, DerbyshireReuse content