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News and briefs: Many residents disapprove of duty-hour restrictions

Residency Program Insider, June 19, 2012

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Approximately half of residents (48.4%) surveyed in a recent study say they do not approve of the ACGME duty-hour restrictions that went into effect last summer. Only 22.9% of residents indicated that the new regulations were a positive change, according to results of a survey published in the June edition of New England Journal of Medicine.

About 43% of survey respondents claim their work schedule got worse as a result of the duty-hour changes and 40.9% claimed the restrictions worsened their education.

The survey was taken by 6,202 residents at 123 institutions across 41 states. Respondents came from all specialties. To read more, click here.



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