Thursday, December 04, 2008

New IOM report on resident work hours

The Institute of Medicine has released new recommendations for resident work hours, including protected time for sleep intervals during call and longer shifts, off-time, and other issues. The full-text of the report is online here and links to a few commentary pieces below:

- NEJM article, including table comparing new recommendations to the existing ACGME recs
- New York Times article
- ACGME press release about the report, including mention of a pending March 2009 conference on work hours


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