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Study: Patient outcomes not adversely affected by shorter duty hours

Residency Program Insider, October 10, 2014

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Researchers studying the impact of the 2003 ACGME requirement to reduce residents’ duty hours to 80 hours a week found it did not have a negative effect on patient outcomes.
 
Using data from 4.6 million hospital admissions in Florida from 2000 to 2009, the researchers found no difference in the length of stays or mortality rate of patients treated by physicians trained before and physicians trained after the reform.
 
Source: Health Affairs



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