Housestaff experience, workload, and test ordering in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Little is known of how the inexperience or the clinical workload of housestaff affects the decisions they make in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The authors hypothesized that less experienced interns would order more tests per infant than more experienced residents, especially under conditions of heavy workload. METHOD The NICU at the… (More)

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