Jul 9, 2017
As of July 1, 2017, the Accreditation Council of Graduate
Medical Education (sorry, in the episode I called in American
College--this is wrong) made its first step EVER to extend duty
hours for physician trainees. Whereas interns (first year
residents) were previously limited to working 16 hour shifts, now
they can work as many consecutive hours as senior residents--up to
28 hours at a time! In this episode of the I Wonder series, I ask
Ali what he thinks about these new stipulations.
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- Asch DA, Bilimoria KY and Desai SV. Resident Duty Hours and
Medical Education Policy - Raising the Evidence Bar. The New
England journal of medicine. 2017;376:1704-1706.
- Landrigan CP, Rothschild JM, Cronin JW, Kaushal R, Burdick E,
Katz JT, Lilly CM, Stone PH, Lockley SW, Bates DW and Czeisler CA.
Effect of reducing interns' work hours on serious medical errors in
intensive care units. The New England journal of medicine.
- Lockley SW, Cronin JW, Evans EE, Cade BE, Lee CJ, Landrigan CP,
Rothschild JM, Katz JT, Lilly CM, Stone PH, Aeschbach D, Czeisler
CA, Harvard Work Hours H and Safety G. Effect of reducing interns'
weekly work hours on sleep and attentional failures. The New
England journal of medicine. 2004;351:1829-37.