TableĀ 1

Registrars' shifts

Shift nameDescription
Admission (A)The registrar is on call and all new patients will be admitted to their ward
Postacute (P)The registrar performs this shift the day after their A shift, to follow-up on patients
Night (N)The registrar is on call at night, but admissions still go to the ward of the registrar who was working the A shift during the day
Sleep (Z)After working night shifts, registrars are given time to catch up on sleep
No shift (X)Registrars are given some days off
Other (O)All other shifts are grouped together as they do not affect admissions