Amy's blog about training

Benefits of Documenting Your On-Call Scheduling Process

Posted by Amy Engebretson on Fri, Mar 02, 2012 @ 10:29 AM

When was the last time your physician group got together to discuss on-call? Was it to simply decide the Holiday coverage for the year, or did the discussion include several “by the way” comments and decisions? Were the results formally recorded and agreed upon or were some things assumed?

What happens with ass-u-me?

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Topics: physician scheduling, call schedule management, on call, on call scheduling implementation, outsourced scheduling

Doctor Scheduling: Sleeping on the Job

Posted by Amy Engebretson on Mon, May 23, 2011 @ 04:11 PM

The Scheduler’s Axiom of “never publish an
on-call schedule you would not do yourself”,
 is even more relevant after recent episodes of Control Tower Operators being disciplined for napping on the job.  How does the way you schedule on-call affect next-day physician performance and patient outcomes? How much recovery time is needed after night on-call duty, and is it different depending on Specialty?

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Topics: physician scheduling, call schedule management, on call