Do Slow and Steady Residents Win the Race? Modeling the Effects of Peak and Overall Resident Productivity in the Emergency Department Academic Article uri icon


  • Background Emergency medicine residents need to be staffed in a way that balances operational needs with their educational experience. Key to developing an optimal schedule is knowing a resident's expected productivity, a poorly understood metric. Objective We sought to measure how a resident's busiest (peak) workload affects their overall productivity for the shift. Methods We conducted a retrospective, observational study of resident productivity at an urban, tertiary care center with a 3-year Accreditation Council for …

publication date

  • April 12, 2017