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The radiology impact of healthcare errors during shift work.

Elliott J, Williamson K. The radiology impact of healthcare errors during shift work. Radiography. 2020;26(3):248-253. doi: 10.1016/j.radi.2019.12.007

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October 28, 2020
Elliott J, Williamson K. Radiography. 2020;26(3):248-253.

Extended work shifts for nurses and physicians have been linked to increased risk of errors. In this systematic review, the authors discuss the impact of shift work disorder on errors and safety implications for radiographers. Studies suggested a positive correlation between errors and increased mental and physical fatigue resulting from shift work or rapid shift rotation, however none of the identified studies focused specifically on radiology professionals.