Research Briefs

Date of this Version

12-10-2020

Abstract

Despite concerns that duty hour reform might adversely affect the performance of new surgeons, this national study found no impact on patient outcomes, including 30-day mortality rates, failure-to-rescue, length of stay, and use of intensive care units. These findings should allay fears that reduced work hours during residency would produce surgeons less prepared for practice than their more experienced colleagues.

Document Type

Brief

Number

68

License

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Keywords

duty hour, surgeon, surgical residency, surgery, medical education

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Date Posted:03 February 2021