Mortality among hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries in the first 2 years following ACGME resident duty hour reform.

@article{Volpp2007MortalityAH,
  title={Mortality among hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries in the first 2 years following ACGME resident duty hour reform.},
  author={Kevin G. M. Volpp and Amy K Rosen and Paul R. Rosenbaum and Patrick S. Romano and Orit Even-Shoshan and Yanli Wang and Lisa Bellini and Tiffany Behringer and Jeffrey H. Silber},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2007},
  volume={298 9},
  pages={975-83}
}
CONTEXT The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) implemented duty hour regulations for physicians-in-training throughout the United States on July 1, 2003. The association of duty hour reform with mortality among patients in teaching hospitals nationally has not been well established. OBJECTIVE To determine whether the change in duty hour regulations was associated with relative changes in mortality among Medicare patients in hospitals of different teaching intensity… CONTINUE READING

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