To assess current emergency medicine faculty scheduling practices, preferences, and recent changes.
All emergency medicine residency program directors and full-time faculty.
Questions were asked about current faculty scheduling practices, preferences, and recent changes.
Eighty-five percent (79 of 93) of the programs and 63% (606 of 961) of the full-time faculty responded.
Faculty most commonly worked a combination of 8-and 12-hour shifts.
Seventy-five percent of full-time faculty stated that they would prefer to work 8-hour shifts.
Eighty-three percent of those who work some or all 8-hour shifts preferred 8-hour shifts ; 21% of those working 12-hour shifts preferred the same (P<. 0005 ; test of proportions difference, 62% ; 95% confidence interval, 55% to 69%). Over the past 5 years, 40% of programs had shortened shift lengths, and the number of night shifts worked per month and/or the number of nights in a row worked per faculty decreased for 34%. Conclusion : Residency faculty prefer and have moved toward working shorter shifts.
They are also working fewer night shifts per month and fewer night shifts in a row.
Mots-clés Pascal : Travail posté, Médecin, Urgence, Organisation santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Condition travail, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Shift work, Physician, Emergency, Public health organization, United States, North America, America, Working condition, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0251886
Code Inist : 002B27B14D. Création : 01/03/1996.