Resident work hours: why keeping the status quo may not be such a bad thing

Authors

  • Roshan Razik University of Toronto
  • Marat Slessarev University of Toronto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.36663

Keywords:

Resident work hours, duty hours, call structure, post-graduate medical education

Abstract

Resident duty hours have become an increasingly debated topic in post-graduate medical education. Work-hour restrictions have been implemented for first-year residents in the US and more recently for all residents in Quebec. Current and future work-hour rules affect a variety of stakeholders: government, hospitals, residency training programs, patients, and most of all residents. In this article, we hope to examine the issue from a Canadian perspective and delineate some of the reasons why changing the current call structure may have potentially deleterious effects to all those concerned.


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Published

2013-09-30

How to Cite

1.
Razik R, Slessarev M. Resident work hours: why keeping the status quo may not be such a bad thing. Can. Med. Ed. J [Internet]. 2013 Sep. 30 [cited 2022 Aug. 19];4(2):e56-e62. Available from: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/article/view/36663

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Commentary and Opinions