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News and briefs: Residents feel more rested but less prepared

Residency Program Insider, November 6, 2012

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Since duty hour restrictions for residents went into place, orthopedic surgeons in training at Harvard Orthopedic Combined Residency Program report feeling less tired but also less prepared as physicians. Researchers looked at survey results filed by residents before and after the duty hour restrictions were implemented. According to an article from Reuters, residents reported working about 10 hours less in 2009 than what residents reported in 2003. However, the reported number of hours they slept did not increase. Residents did report feeling less tired, and fewer residents said their fatigue had a negative impact on patient care.


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