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Comment & Response
December 2018

Poor Sleep in Hospitalized Patients: Are Hospital-Related Factors at Fault?—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Section of Acute Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, and Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, the Netherlands
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(12):1728-1729. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.6159

In Reply We thank Quah Qin Xian and colleagues for their comments regarding our study concerning sleep in hospitalized patients.1 In their letter, the authors raise concerns about the subjective nature of the study and highlight the chance of overestimation of a poor sleep experience in hospitalized patients owing to the possibility of confirmation bias.

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