Patient safety, resident well-being and continuity of care with different resident duty schedules in the intensive care unit: a randomized trial.
Parshuram CS, Amaral ACKB, Ferguson ND, et al; Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. CMAJ. 2015;187:321-329.
This randomized controlled trial of different resident shift lengths (12, 16, and 24 hours) sought to examine how duty hours affect patient safety, housestaff well-being, and handoffs. The authors found no effects on patient safety outcomes, including adverse events and mortality. This study adds to literature suggesting that decreasing duty hours does not improve safety for hospitalized patients.
Discontinuity of chronic medications in patients discharged from the intensive care unit.
Bell CM, Rahimi-Darabad P, Orner AI. J Gen Intern Med. 2006;21:937-941.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education resident duty hour new standards: history, changes, and impact on staffing of intensive care units.
Pastores SM, O’Connor MF, Kleinpell RM, et al. Crit Care Med. 2011;39:2540-2549.
Nighttime cross-coverage is associated with decreased intensive care unit mortality. A single-center study.
Kajdacsy-Balla Amaral AC, Barros BS, Barros CC, Innes C, Pinto R, Rubenfeld GD. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014;189:1395-1401.
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Iatrogenic events resulting in intensive care admission: frequency, cause, and disclosure to patients and institutions.
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