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Patient Care Risks On The Rise Due To Regulations To Reduce Intern Work Hours
2013-03-27 07:26:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online National regulations put in place in 2011 to reduce the number of continuous-duty hours that first-year resident physicians were required to maintain has been more troublesome than beneficial. The norm for 30-hour shifts was reduced to 16 hours in order to protect patients from overworked and sleep-deprived doctors-in-training. However, new joint findings from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the University of Michigan reveal...

2011-09-09 11:32:07

The new limits on hours that physicians-in-training can work will prove costly for U.S teaching hospitals, which will need to spend up to $1.3 billion a year, and possibly more, to effect the changes, a new UCLA study suggests. On July 1, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the national body charged with overseeing the training of junior doctors as they complete their specialty training, put into effect strict duty-hour limits on interns and medical residents...

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2011-02-25 06:25:00

A new survey, published in the Archives of Surgery, finds that 6 out of 10 surgical residents work more hours than safety regulations allow. The results found that more than a third of 144 new doctors did not take long enough breaks between their shifts. And one in five worked more than 90 hours per week. Doctors who are completing their training -- known as residents -- should limit their workload to 80 hours per week or less, take a 10-hour break between shifts, and take a day off once a...

2010-09-28 17:33:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board of Directors has approved a set of requirements that are a comprehensive approach to patient care, quality improvement, supervision, professionalism, transitions in care, and resident well-being. Included are graduated standards for duty hours for the nation's 111,000 residents training in ACGME accredited teaching institutions. The new standards will go into effect in July...

2010-06-24 14:17:03

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) task force charged with reassessing resident training program standards today presented a comprehensive set of draft standards that revise requirements for supervision and duty hours to better match residents' levels of experience and emerging competencies, advancing both graduate medical education and quality patient care in the nation's teaching hospitals. Summarized in an article published in the June 23 online edition of the...

2010-06-23 17:01:00

CHICAGO, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) task force charged with reassessing resident training program standards today presented a comprehensive set of draft standards that revise requirements for supervision and duty hours to better match residents' levels of experience and emerging competencies, advancing both graduate medical education and quality patient care in the nation's teaching hospitals. Summarized in an...

2010-06-23 16:00:00

CHICAGO, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) task force charged with reassessing resident training program standards today presented a comprehensive set of draft standards that revise requirements for supervision and duty hours to better match residents' levels of experience and emerging competencies, advancing both graduate medical education and quality patient care in the nation's teaching hospitals. Summarized in an...

2010-01-04 14:49:48

At the request of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce as part of an investigation into preventable medical errors, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has issued a report recommending further restrictions regarding duty hours for resident physicians and other actions to reduce resident fatigue and ensure patient safety, according to an article published in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR). In 2003, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical...

2008-12-03 00:40:56

Fatigue, spotty supervision and excessive workloads all create conditions that can put patients' safety at risk at U.S. hospitals, researchers contend. Michael M.E. Johns, chancellor of Emory University in Atlanta, and chairman of the Institute of Medicine committee that created the report, said they propose revisions to medical residents' duty hours and workloads to decrease the chances of fatigue-related medical errors and to enhance the learning environment for doctors. The report does...

2005-09-06 15:25:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The long hours and overnight shifts that are a rite of passage for young doctors may leave them so sleep-deprived that they function as poorly as if they'd had a few cocktails, a new study finds. In findings published in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, 34 young pediatric residents showed similar impairments in vigilance, attention, and driving skills on standardized tests after they had been on duty overnight in the hospital and...


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