Effect of 16-Hour Duty Periods on Patient Care and Resident Education

Dr. Amy Oxentenko details a study appearing in the March 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com) that looked at the effects of 16-hour duty periods for residents, and the impact of reduced shift length on:

- patient care metrics
- education
- transitions of care
- work hours
- resident satisfaction

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