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NIH Record: "Shorter Work Shifts for Physicians"

October 6, 2007

Harvard Medical School researcher and hospitalist Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH spoke to an audience of physicians and scientists at the National Institutes of Health regarding the risks of resident-physicians’ traditional 24-hour shifts on August 29, 2007.

"An NIH grantee via the agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Landrigan was on campus recently to push for dramatic reform of physician schedules in his lecture, "Shifting the On-Call Paradigm: Translating Sleep & Safety Science into Practice."  In addition to directing the Pediatric Hospitalist Fellowship Program at Children's Hospital Boston, Landrigan is an associate at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he directs the Sleep and Patient Safety Program."

To read the entire NIH RECORD article, please click here

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