|Document ID (ISN)||107791|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||Ayas N.T., Barger L.K., Cade B.E., Hashimoto D.M., Rosner B., Cronin J.W., Speizer F.E., Czeisler C.A.
||Extended work duration and the risk of self-reported percutaneous injuries in interns
||Sep. 2006, Vol.296, No.9, p.1055-1062. 21 ref.
||The objective of this cohort study was to assess the relationship between extended work duration and rates of percutaneous injuries among interns in the United States. 2737 of the 18447 interns in the United States were surveyed each month between July 2002 and May 2003 on their work schedules and the possible occurrence of percutaneous injuries. A total of 498 percutaneous injuries were reported (0.029/intern-month). Lapse in concentration and fatigue were the two most commonly reported contributing factors (64% and 31% of injuries, respectively). Percutaneous injuries were more frequent during extended work compared with non-extended work (1.31/1000 opportunities vs. 0.76/1000 opportunities, respectively; odds ratio [OR] 1.61). Injuries were more frequent during the night-time than during the daytime (1.48/1000 opportunities vs. 0.70/1000 opportunities, respectively; OR, 2.04).
||night work; work time schedules; risk factors; hospitals; health care personnel; needle-stick injuries
||USA; concentration ability; frequency rates; hours of work; cohort study; fatigue
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; USA|
||Ergonomics and work organization
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Hours of work
Health care services