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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Association of Errors with Overtime (ANA sample) (continued)

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Same table as Slide 26, only the value 3.26 is highlighted.

Work Duration (hr) Overtime No. of Shifts > 1 error (%) OR (p-value)
< 8.5 No 8/377 (2.1%) 1.00
Yes 64/2075 (3.1%) 1.34 (0.42)
> 8.5, <12.5 No 6/246 (2.4%) 1.00
Yes 36/937 (3.8%) 1.53 (0.36)
> 12.5 No 6/360 (1.7%) 1.0
Yes 70/1263 (5.5%) 3.26 (0.005)
Total   191/5258  

* Rogers, et al, 2004, Hospital Staff Nurse Work Hours and Patient Safety Health Affairs


Emphasize that it made no difference in whether overtime was mandated or voluntary, overtime of any sort was associated with an increased risk of making an error

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