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  1. Emergency medicine residency faculty scheduling : current practice and recent changes.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective 

    To assess current emergency medicine faculty scheduling practices, preferences, and recent changes.


    Mail survey.


    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

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0251886

    Code Inist : 002B27B14D. Création : 01/03/1996.