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No decision made on lifting duty hour caps

Residency Program Insider, May 20, 2016

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The ACGME announced this week that more time is needed before making any decision on modifying resident duty hour caps. The ACGME’s task force undertaking the review of its Common Program Requirements, including duty hours and other aspects of physician training, requires more time to analyze data and other input.  

Duty hour restrictions imposed in 2011 limited first-year residents to 16-hour shifts. Upper-level residents were restricted to 24-hour shifts with an optional additional four hours to address transition of care or attend educational conferences.

Source: Forbes



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