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Does having providers work extended shifts compromise patient safety?
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
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In brief: It all does...
This question has been asked regarding residents and patient safety, since in hospitals residents are the workhorses in most units.
Attending physicians and nurses aren't the issue generally. The idea of limiting resident hours were thought to help with concentration, but it results in more "patient handoffs" and people taking care of patients they don't know well, causing more complications.

In brief: It all does...
This question has been asked regarding residents and patient safety, since in hospitals residents are the workhorses in most units.
Attending physicians and nurses aren't the issue generally. The idea of limiting resident hours were thought to help with concentration, but it results in more "patient handoffs" and people taking care of patients they don't know well, causing more complications.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Potentially
Potential for exhaustion increases with extended hours and this can compromise performance.

In brief: Potentially
Potential for exhaustion increases with extended hours and this can compromise performance.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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