This multi-center study, led by the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, examines the effect of in-house call on sleep patterns and burnout among acute care surgeons.
Physiological and survey data of 224 acute care surgeons on in-house call were collected over a 6-month period and included in the analysis. Physiological data were recorded for 34,135 days, which included 4,389 nights of in-house call.
Among the findings:
A reevaluation of in-house call requirements and patterns plus identification of countermeasures to restore homeostatic wellness in acute care surgeons is needed to protect and optimize the workforce, the researchers say.Read More >>