0
Editor's Correspondence |

Residency Duty-Hour Limits: Time to Change How Key Clinical Faculty Work?

Paul Frost, FRCP; Matt Wise, MRCP
Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(2):244. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2007.52.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Extract

We read with great interest the study by Reed et al,1 which demonstrated that key clinical faculty (KCF) from internal medicine residency programs perceived that duty-hour limitations had adversely affected both residents' professionalism and faculty workload and satisfaction. This finding will be particularly worrying to the medical establishments in Europe where legislation has already limited the average working week for trainee physicians to 56 hours, compared with approximately 80 hours for their counterparts in the United States. Moreover, the average working week for European trainee physicians is set to fall to 48 hours by 2009. One can speculate that despite many clinicians' reservations, duty hours in the United States are also likely to decrease further in the future. There are therefore obvious parallels in the challenges faced by the medical establishments of Europe and the United States in achieving a reduction in working hours for trainee physicians consummate with excellent clinical care and training.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
/>
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Web of Science® Times Cited: 2

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Articles Related By Topic
Related Topics
PubMed Articles
Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();