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Table 4 Satisfaction (% Intern/Resident Differences)

From: Residents' perceptions of a night float system

Item Intern
(A/D) (%)
Resident
(A/D) (%)
Total
(A/D) (%)
p
Mood is better 36/6 28/15 64/21 <.001
Less stressed 35/5 31/9 66/14 .003
More well-rested 35/7 30/15 65/22 .001
More motivated 25/7 18/16 43/23 .003
Quality of one's time outside the hospital better 32/8 24/20 56/28 <.001
Family/personal life suffers 12/23 23/17 35/40 .016
More likely to develop a "shift-work" mentality 18/18 36/7 54/25 <.001
Feel less of a sense of responsibility 9/27 23/22 32/49 .009
More rested during call month because of NF 43/2 40/4 83/6 .002
Learn more during call month because of NF 28/7 25/9 54/16 -
Happier during call month because of NF 41/0 35/6 76/6 <.001
Overall call month experience improved by NF 42/2 30/7 72/9 <.001
Support 80-hour work week requirement 40/4 37/10 77/14 -
Prefer traditional overnight call system 9/34 19/26 28/60 <.001
Night float is a very valuable rotation 31/4 19/12 50/16 <.001
  1. A = agree; D = disagree