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Nationwide Non-Compliance with Work Hours Limits

September 5, 2006



The Harvard Work Hours, Health and Safety Group published findings of their continued investigation into hospital work hours in two September 5,  2006 papers in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): "Extended Work Duration and the Risk of Self-reported Percutaneous Injuries in Interns", and "Interns' Compliance With Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Work-Hours Limits", documenting nationwide non-compliance among medical interns with work-hour limits, and the resulting risks to interns' safety.


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Details of these publication and links to JAMA website:
"Extended Work Duration and the Risk of Self-reported Percutaneous Injuries in Interns"
"Interns' Compliance With Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Work-Hours Limits"
Harvard Gazette: Interns get stuck on long shifts
NPR/All Things Considered: "Studies: Rules Don't Yield Rest for Medical Interns"
HMS Press Release: Study Finds Nationwide Non-Compliance in First Year Following Implementation of Work-Hour Limits for Medical Interns
HMS Press Release: Extended Work Shifts Put Medical Interns At Risk Nationwide
Harvard Work Hours, Health and Safety website homepage

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