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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Overtime (continued)

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  • Working longer than scheduled was normal Nurses rarely left work at the end of their scheduled shift (19%, 13%)
    • They averaged almost an hour (55 minutes, 49 minutes) extra work/day
    • Overtime was less frequent when nurses worked 12-hour shifts (79% versus 85%). ANA Sample
  • The frequency of mandatory overtime varied
    • ANA Sample 360 shifts (7%) were mandated and 143 voluntary overtime shifts (3%) were coerced
    • AACN Sample 263 shifts (16.5%) were mandated and 152 voluntary overtime shifts (12.3%) were coerced

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