Cost implications of reduced work hours and workloads for resident physicians.

@article{Nuckols2009CostIO,
  title={Cost implications of reduced work hours and workloads for resident physicians.},
  author={Teryl K Nuckols and Jay Bhattacharya and Dianne Miller Wolman and Cheryl Ulmer and Jos{\'e} J. Escarce},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={360 21},
  pages={2202-15}
}
BACKGROUND Although the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) limits the work hours of residents, concerns about fatigue persist. A new Institute of Medicine (IOM) report recommends, among other changes, improved adherence to the 2003 ACGME limits, naps during extended shifts, a 16-hour limit for shifts without naps, and reduced… CONTINUE READING