Impact of the 80-hour work week on resident emergency operative experience.

  title={Impact of the 80-hour work week on resident emergency operative experience.},
  author={Mark A Feanny and Bradford Glenn Scott and Kenneth L. Mattox and Asher Hirshberg},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={190 6},
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to analyze the impact of the 80-hour work week on the emergency operative experience of surgical residents. METHODS A 2-year retrospective comparison of the operative experience in emergency abdominal procedures of postgraduate year 4 and 5 residents in a city hospital before (group 1) and after (group 2) duty hour restriction. RESULTS There was no difference between groups in the mean number of procedures performed as the primary surgeon, but group 2… CONTINUE READING

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