Patient safety in the era of the 80-hour workweek.

  title={Patient safety in the era of the 80-hour workweek.},
  author={Julia S. Shelton and Kristy L Kummerow and Sharon E. Phillips and Patrick G. Arbogast and Marie R. Griffin and Michael D. Holzman and William H. Nealon and Benjamin K. Poulose},
  journal={Journal of surgical education},
  volume={71 4},
OBJECTIVE In 2003, duty-hour regulations (DHR) were initially implemented for residents in the United States to improve patient safety and protect resident's well-being. The effect of DHR on patient safety remains unclear. The study objective was to evaluate the effect of DHR on patient safety. DESIGN Using an interrupted time series analysis, we analyzed… CONTINUE READING