Residents' Response to Duty-Hour Regulations - A Follow-up National Survey.
N Engl J Med. 2012 May 30;
Authors: Drolet BC, Christopher DA, Fischer SA
The role of the resident physician has evolved substantially over the past century. William Stewart Halsted, who is credited with developing the early system of graduate medical education in the United States, required 362 days per year of service from his residents. However, unlike Halsted's trainees, who lived in the hospitals in which they worked, today's first-year residents (interns) must adhere to various work restrictions, including spending no longer than 16 consecutive hours in the hospital. National regulation of resident duty hours has occurred in response to the recognition that fatigue from extended work hours may result in errors and . . .
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