Impact of the 80-hour work week on mortality and morbidity in trauma patients: an analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank.

@article{Morrison2009ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the 80-hour work week on mortality and morbidity in trauma patients: an analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank.},
  author={Chet A. Morrison and Matthew M Wyatt and Matthew Carrick},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2009},
  volume={154 1},
  pages={157-62}
}
INTRODUCTION The implementation of the 80-h work week restrictions implemented by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in July 2003 were intended, in part, to improve patient outcomes by reducing fatigue-related resident errors. Although concerns were raised regarding the possibility for increased error due to decreased continuity of patient care, recent studies have shown no significant change in mortality or complication rates since the onset of these new… CONTINUE READING