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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Over time, residents in the "Reduced Hours" programs said that workhour pressures causing mistakes were reduced

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Bar graph showing data about "Reduced Hours -- One-Year Change In % Saying Each Was Cause of Mistakes"

The graph shows a year-year difference of p<.05, and the difference in difference of p<.05. The data is as follows:

Error Type Less workhours difference Other programs difference
Hours -19% -5%
Handoffs -2% +4%
Patients -17% -2%
Supervision -11% -4%
Cross Cover -19% -1%


residents working too many hours
poor handoffs by residents
carrying or admitting too many patients
inadequate supervision
cross covering too many patients

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