Review: Resident schedule restrictions don't appear to improve safety

04/3/2014 | · Reuters

A review in the Annals of Surgery found restrictions on resident schedules were not associated with improvements in patient safety or clinical education as intended. Rather, care may have worsened, according to some of the studies examined, and performance on certificate tests dropped among residents of some specialties. However, researchers noted better resident well-being following adoption of 80-hour-per-week restrictions.

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