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Is the pediatric intensive care doctor on call 24 hours a day?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Most take shifts

A physician in any role develops whatever method of coverage to get the job done.
In a small program, an intensivist might share duties with a pulmonary specialist and or hospitalist, each doing whatever they can to share responsibilities.As the program grows, additional intensivists would make up a specialty group and each would take turns doing after hour work or shifts.

In brief: Most take shifts

A physician in any role develops whatever method of coverage to get the job done.
In a small program, an intensivist might share duties with a pulmonary specialist and or hospitalist, each doing whatever they can to share responsibilities.As the program grows, additional intensivists would make up a specialty group and each would take turns doing after hour work or shifts.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Pediatric

Depending on the shift, yes.
If not , there is always backup coverage.

In brief: Pediatric

Depending on the shift, yes.
If not , there is always backup coverage.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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