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Document ID (ISN)107791
CIS number 08-472
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ayas N.T., Barger L.K., Cade B.E., Hashimoto D.M., Rosner B., Cronin J.W., Speizer F.E., Czeisler C.A.
Title Extended work duration and the risk of self-reported percutaneous injuries in interns
Bibliographic information Sep. 2006, Vol.296, No.9, p.1055-1062. 21 ref.
Abstract 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).
Descriptors (primary) night work; work time schedules; risk factors; hospitals; health care personnel; needle-stick injuries
Descriptors (secondary) USA; concentration ability; frequency rates; hours of work; cohort study; fatigue
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; USA
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Hours of work
Health care services