For light sedation in patients with sepsis on the ventilator, there was no difference in outcome or safety between dexmedetomidine and propofol.
Resident characteristics, in particular gender and training specialty, were shown in this study to be associated with preferential patient self-assignment. Male residents were less likely to see breast-related chief complaints or vaginal bleeding. Off-service residents were more likely to see familiar chief complaints (e.g. surgery residents signing up for lacerations).