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Acad Psychiatry. 2017 Jun;41(3):377-380. doi: 10.1007/s40596-016-0646-4. Epub 2016 Dec 7.

Resident Workflow and Psychiatric Emergency Consultation: Identifying Factors for Quality Improvement in a Training Environment.

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1
University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. trblair@mednet.ucla.edu.
2
University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Quality improvement to optimize workflow has the potential to mitigate resident burnout and enhance patient care. This study applied mixed methods to identify factors that enhance or impede workflow for residents performing emergency psychiatric consultations.

METHODS:

The study population consisted of all psychiatry program residents (55 eligible, 42 participating) at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles. The authors developed a survey through iterative piloting, surveyed all residents, and then conducted a focus group. The survey included elements hypothesized to enhance or impede workflow, and measures pertaining to self-rated efficiency and stress. Distributional and bivariate analyses were performed. Survey findings were clarified in focus group discussion.

RESULTS:

This study identified several factors subjectively associated with enhanced or impeded workflow, including difficulty with documentation, the value of personal organization systems, and struggles to communicate with patients' families.

CONCLUSION:

Implications for resident education are discussed.

KEYWORDS:

Emergency psychiatry; Night call; Quality improvement; Resident education

PMID:
27928767
DOI:
10.1007/s40596-016-0646-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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