The of care you get from doctors could depend on the of the day you visit a . A study from a university in the USA found a big in the decision-making of physicians at different times of the day. The concluded that our chances of getting screened for cancer were a lot in the morning than in the afternoon. Researchers investigated the of women assigned to breast cancer screening. They found that in the after 8am, doctors ordered screenings for 64% of women who were eligible for tests. This dropped to 48% at 5pm.
The researchers said the in screenings as the day progressed could be due to "decision fatigue" - a mental burn-out that interrupts a person's to make decisions the they work. A researcher said his study added to, "the growing that the time of the day and decision fatigue impacts care". Another agreed, saying: "The downward of ordering screenings may be the of decision fatigue, where people may be less inclined to consider a decision after they've been making them all day." She also blamed doctors.