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Journal Article

The impact of the 2011 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty hour reform on quality and safety in trauma care.

Marwaha JS, Drolet BC, Maddox SS, et al. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2016;222.

Current studies suggest that the ACGME duty hours reform in 2011 did not substantially affect patient outcomes. Consistent with prior work, this retrospective cohort study found no differences in primary outcomes such as mortality. However, the authors suggest that future studies examine other quality metrics that may have changed after the duty-hours reform.