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The radiology impact of healthcare errors during shift work

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

Objectives What are the risks of error as a result of out-of-hours work in health care that could be attributed to Shift Work Disorder; and what safety implications would this have for radiographers working with ionising radiation? To conduct a literature search of existing studies of Shift Work Disorder. To critically appraise appropriate studies for research rigour. To synthesize and discuss findings in the selected research articles. To investigate the impact of the results in relation to medical imaging and safety. Key findings A systematic review of the literature was planned and executed to meet the above objectives. Narrative synthesis was used to describe the heterogeneous findings of the studies appraised. Conclusion Four of the five studies selected after critical appraisal suggested a positive correlation of error with increased mental and physical fatigue as a result of shift work or rapid shift rotation. No studies directly investigated medical imaging professionals.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1078-8174
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 6 January 2020
Date of Acceptance: 10 December 2019
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2020 13:43
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/128243

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