Skip to main content

Table 2 Education

From: Residents' perceptions of a night float system

Item Overall
(SD)
More emphasis on education 2.1 (.90)
More emphasis on service 3.5 (.97)
More opportunities for learning 2.8 (.92)
Less likely to learn about full impact of patient interventions 3.4 (1.0)
Less likely to learn about evolution of disease processes* 3.5 (.99)
Education impaired by:  
   Fatigue 3.3 (1.0)
   Lack of conferences 3.4 (1.0)
   Absence of an attending physician 3.6 (.93)
Learning environment improved by:  
   Scheduled night time conferences 2.5 (1.1)
   Scheduled night time attending rounds 2.6 (1.2)
   "Evening report" (to start before the NF shift) 3.0 (1.2)
   Independent study with computer-based curriculum 3.0 (1.1)
  1. * Means – Interns (3.2) and Residents (3.8); p = .002
  2. Remaining items did not have significant differences in means between interns and residents