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Minn Med. 2010 Nov;93(11):41-3.

Impact of new duty-hour rules on residency training.

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University of Minnesota, USA.

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  • Minn Med. 2010 Dec;93(12):5.


On the surface, changing the rules related to the number of hours residents work per day and per week sounds like a good idea. Theoretically, residents who work fewer hours would be less tired and provide better patient care. But even small changes in residency training programs have implications for the quality of the educational experience and the cost of training, as well as patient care. This article highlights the challenges that two Minnesota residency programs are facing as they adapt to the new rules around residents' work hours.

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