The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
Elliott J, Williamson K. Radiography. 2020;26:248-253.
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.
Taylor-Phillips S, Stinton C. Br J Radiol. 2019;92:20190043.
Physician fatigue is associated with risk of error, but less is known about this issue in radiology care outcomes. This review analyzes the research on this topic and calls for an enhanced examination of how radiologist fatigue directly relates to error. The authors describe study designs that can help further the understanding needed to drive improvement.
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