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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Harvard Work Hours, Health, and Safety Study: Part 1

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National survey: To objectively quantify the work schedules experienced by house staff, and determine if increased hours are associated with increased risk of house staff injury

  • Study of a national sample of house staff
    • 1,417 person-years monthly survey data collected from 2,737 interns nationwide in 2002-2003
  • Monthly surveys
  • Work hours, crashes, and injuries
  • Correlation of work hours and motor vehicle crashes

Barger LK, et al. N Engl J Med 205:352:125-34

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