Anesthesiologist reaction time increased after night call
The researchers found that, compared with a regular day, post-call psychomotor vigilance test mean reaction time decreased by an average of 31.2 ms. Coping Strategy Indicator scale scores indicated reliance on specific coping mechanisms, including problem solving, seeking social support, and avoidance. There was a correlation for greater reliance on avoidance with a greater increase in reaction time after night call.....