The Institute of Medicine Report on Resident Duty Hours: Part I: The Orthopaedic Trauma Association Response to the Report

Anglen, Jeffrey O.; Bosse, Michael J.; Bray, Timothy J.; Pollak, Andrew N.; Templeman, David C.; Tornetta, III, Paul; Watson, J. Tracy
March 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Mar2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 3, p720
Academic Journal
The article presents a discussion of possible problems and ethical issues that could develop as a result of a report from the Institute of Medicine which was concerned with medical resident duty hours. A discussion of issues related to sleep deprivation and excessive fatigue in medical residents that could lead to medical errors is presented. Recommendations for changes in medical resident duty hours which were suggested in the report are examined.


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