Physician Work Hours and Patient SafetyPhysician Work Hours and Patient Safety, a patient safety primer by AHRQ's Patient Safety Network, provides background on physician work hours and patient safety.
The primer describes the 2010 recommendations by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to reduce extended work shifts for first-year physicians and add increased oversight by more senior physicians. It also suggests that if duty hours are further reduced, simulation training may be a viable alternative to improve residents' technical, cognitive, and teamwork skills.
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Current as of August 2013Internet Citation: Physician Work Hours and Patient Safety. August 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/psp2.html