Sleepy doctors and the undisclosed patient study

At more than 60 hospitals across the U.S., thousands of patients have unwittingly been part of a study without being told– and one medical ethicist calls it among the worst violations of ethical rules he’s ever seen. The federally-backed study is called iCOMPARE and it’s literally testing the endurance of young doctors to see if more of their patients die when the doctors work longer, more brutal hours. Defenders of the study say it poses nothing more than minimal risk and could end up helping patients. That’s our cover story Sunday on Full Measure.

Senior Airman Wilfred Ortiz, 779th Medical Group scrub-technician, left, Maj. Amy Vertrees, Walter Reed Medical Center general surgeon and Capt. Robert Moore, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center resident general surgery PGY2, perform a laparoscopic hernia surgery Feb. 12, 2013, on Joint Base Andrews, Md. Both National Capital Region patients and injured soldiers transported from overseas are seen at Malcolm Grow Medical Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Erin O'Shea)

Alert surgeons at Walter Reed Medical Center perform surgery on an injured soldier. What happens when young medical residents work up to 28 hours straight?

Also, we’ll talk with former bombastic House Speaker Newt Gingrich about the wave that brought him and Republicans to majority power in 1994 and how it compares to the Trump wave: both positives and perils.

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) speaks to Full Measure Sunday about the party, Trump and VP prospects

Scott Thuman will interview the author of a book who tracked down the mystery of the longest held American captive: ex-FBI agent Bob Levinson. Believed held in Iran, Levinson’s family was shocked when the U.S. didn’t negotiate his release as part of the so-called nuclear deal. What’s behind Levinson’s disappearance and why was he left out of the release?

Finally, you’ll be outraged to hear about what the state of Maine discovered when it looked into where most of its food stamps were being used. We have the answer you won’t hear anywhere else. House Oversight Committee member Mark Meadows raises a question of fraud.

If you want something different, you want to see Full Measure Sundays on TV and live stream at FullMeasure.News 9:30a ET

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Full Measure is broadcast Sundays to 43 million US households on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and CW stations owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. Replays at anytime.


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