Effect of reducing interns' work hours on serious medical errors in intensive care units Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Internship and Residency
  • Medical Errors
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling
  • Workload

abstract

  • Interns made substantially more serious medical errors when they worked frequent shifts of 24 hours or more than when they worked shorter shifts. Eliminating extended work shifts and reducing the number of hours interns work per week can reduce serious medical errors in the intensive care unit.

publication date

  • October 28, 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJMoa041406

PubMed ID

  • 15509817

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1838

end page

  • 48

volume

  • 351

number

  • 18