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Outcomes of Daytime Procedures Performed by Attending Surgeons after Night Work

Overview of attention for article published in New England Journal of Medicine, August 2015
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Title
Outcomes of Daytime Procedures Performed by Attending Surgeons after Night Work
Published in
New England Journal of Medicine, August 2015
DOI 10.1056/nejmsa1415994
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Anand Govindarajan, David R. Urbach, Matthew Kumar, Qi Li, Brian J. Murray, David Juurlink, Erin Kennedy, Anna Gagliardi, Rinku Sutradhar, Nancy N. Baxter

Abstract

Background Sleep loss in attending physicians has an unclear effect on patient outcomes. In this study, we examined the effect of medical care provided by physicians after midnight on the outcomes of their scheduled elective procedures performed during the day. Methods We conducted a population-based, retrospective, matched-cohort study in Ontario, Canada. Patients undergoing 1 of 12 elective daytime procedures performed by a physician who had treated patients from midnight to 7 a.m. were matched in a 1:1 ratio to patients undergoing the same procedure by the same physician on a day when the physician had not treated patients after midnight. Outcomes included death, readmission, complications, length of stay, and procedure duration. We used generalized estimating equations to compare outcomes between patient groups. Results We included 38,978 patients, treated by 1448 physicians, in the study, of whom 40.6% were treated at an academic center. We found no significant difference in the primary outcome (death, readmission, or complication) between patients who underwent a daytime procedure performed by a physician who had provided patient care after midnight and those who underwent a procedure performed by a physician who had not treated patients after midnight (22.2% and 22.4%, respectively; P=0.66; adjusted odds ratio, 0.99; 95% confidence interval, 0.95 to 1.03). We also found no significant difference in outcomes after stratification for academic versus nonacademic center, physician's age, or type of procedure. Secondary analyses revealed no significant difference between patient groups in length of stay or procedure duration. Conclusions Overall, the risks of adverse outcomes of elective daytime procedures were similar whether or not the physician had provided medical services the previous night. (Funded by the University of Toronto Dean's Fund and others.).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 3%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 172 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 29 16%
Other 27 15%
Student > Master 23 12%
Student > Bachelor 22 12%
Student > Postgraduate 20 11%
Other 51 27%
Unknown 14 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 123 66%
Psychology 7 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 4%
Engineering 5 3%
Social Sciences 4 2%
Other 14 8%
Unknown 26 14%

Attention Score in Context

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