Reduced Work Hours for Trainee Doctors Not Seen to Compromise Care

July 11, 2019

(Reuters) – Physicians who trained in U.S. hospitals under recent reforms that capped their work hours appear to provide care that’s similar in cost and quality to doctors who trained before workday reforms took effect, a new study suggests. Reforms passed in 2003 by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) established a maximum 80-hour work week and capped shifts at 30 hours for doctors in training known as residents.

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