Heated debates and controversies surrounding the regulation of medical residents’ work hours have raged for over twenty years. In the wake of Libby Zion’s untimely death in 1984 and resulting recommendations by the Bell Commission, New York State enacted legislation (Code 405.4) governing residents’ working conditions and supervision . Since then, there has been growing interest in regulating residents’ work hours, culminating recently (2003–2004) in national guidelines and legislation on duty-hour restrictions both in the United States and Europe [2,3].
Original Publication Citation
Szklo-Coxe, M. (2006). Are residents' extended shifts associated with adverse events? PLoS Medicine, 3(12), 2194-2196. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030497
Szklo-Coxe, Mariana, "Are Residents' Extended Shifts Associated with Adverse Events" (2006). Community & Environmental Health Faculty Publications. 14.