The 2017 ACGME common work hour standards: promoting physician learning and professional development in a safe, humane environment.
Resident work hour limits have been a controversial patient safety strategy. Discussing a recent adjustment to the duty hours requirements, this commentary outlines the process undertaken and considerations applied to finalizing the 2017 policy. The authors invite further comments on the impact of the new standards on both the medical profession and society. A recent PSNet perspective described the 2017 work hour requirements.