American physicians working fewer hours

Kondro, Wayne
April 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/6/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 6, pE267
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study which reveals the decline in the average working hours per week by U.S. physicians from 54.9 hours to 51 hours. The study also shows a 25% decrease in mean physician fees between 1995 and 2006. Research head Douglas O. Stager says that the decrease in physicians' working hours raise concerns for physician work force supply and overall health care policy. Furthermore, it also shows that resident hours have decreased after the introduction of work-hour limits in 2003.


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