• 09-DEC-2014

Duty Hour Limits For Doctors In Training Have No Effect On Patient Deaths Or Readmissions

Traditionally, doctors in training worked long shifts, often on very little sleep. Many wondered whether cutting the cutting number of consecutive work hours for these interns and residents would improve patient care. Additional cuts were implemented in 2011. A new study evaluated whether these cuts have had any effect on patient death and readmission rates in teaching hospitals. Catherine Dolf has more in this week's JAMA Report.