The effect of fatigue on resident performance

E. E. Christensen, G. W. Dietz, R. C. Murry, J. G. Moore

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations

Abstract

Fourteen rested and fatigued residents read a set of 25 test radiographs on two separate occasions approximately one month apart. The radiographs were made with a partial chest phantom using pulmonary nodules as test objects. Seven rested and 7 fatigued residents read the radiographs, and a month later the order of fatigue was reversed. Fatigued residents had worked a minimum of 15 consecutive hours before their interpretations. Performance did not deteriorate with fatigue, and the nodule detection rate was almost identical on both occasions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology
Volume125
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1977

    Fingerprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

Cite this

Christensen, E. E., Dietz, G. W., Murry, R. C., & Moore, J. G. (1977). The effect of fatigue on resident performance. Radiology, 125(1), 103-106.