Middle-of-the-night medicine is rarely patient-centred

Walkinshaw, Erin
September 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/20/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 13, p1467
Academic Journal
The article discusses issues on the variance in the levels of health care provided by hospital facilities on weekdays and weekends. It states that night staffs are required to offer patient-centered service. It says that the U.S. responded to the concern by assigning physicians to do night-time responsibilities. Physician Kevin Imrie of Canada adds that hospitals particularly in Canada must ensure that staffs to be part of the shift change should be well-trained.


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