Institute of Medicine releases suggested changes to duty hour standards

Residency Program Insider, December 9, 2008

Last week, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report calling for several changes to the ACGME duty hour regulations. The report, Resident Duty Hours: Enhancing Sleep, Supervision, and Safety, advocates for protected sleep time for residents, increased supervision of residents, and more effective hand-off processes, all of which could cost health care organizations as much as $1.7 billion to implement.

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