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The effect of resident duty hour restriction on trauma center outcomes in teaching hospitals in the state of Pennsylvania.

Helling TS, Kaswan S, Boccardo J, et al. The Journal of trauma. 2010;69:607-12; discussion 612-3.

The clinical outcomes of trauma patients improved at Pennsylvania hospitals after the implementation of work hour regulations for residents. However, a similar improvement was also seen at trauma facilities not staffed by residents, indicating that the duty hour regulations probably were not responsible for the improved patient outcomes.