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Work Hour Reductions, Medical Errors, and Intern Well-Being at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Intensive Care Unit

2014-08-27 03:18:39 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether reducing intern work hours and eliminating extended shifts in the intensive care unit will reduce prescribing errors and improve intern well-being.

Description

Each intern enrolled will complete three 4-week rotations in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Each intern will complete at least one traditional schedule and one intervention schedule. The traditional schedule consists of an 80-hour work week with overnight call every third night. The longest shift on the traditional schedule is 30 hours. The intervention schedule consists of a 60-hour work week which eliminates overnight call by assigning a variety of shifts ranging from 8 to 16 hours in length.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Sleep Deprivation

Intervention

Reduced work hour schedule

Location

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Intensive Care Unit
Portland
Oregon
United States
97225

Status

Completed

Source

Providence Health & Services

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:39-0400

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