Should doctors in training work less and sleep more?

This is a TIE-U post associated with Karoline Mortensen’s Introduction to Health Systems (UMD’s  HLSA 601, Fall 2012). For other posts in this series, see the course intro.

In a slight departure from a typical TIE-U post, this one is a week early (covering material that Mortensen assigned for next week) and not by me. Over on the AcademyHealth blog, Aaron covers issues pertaining to graduate medical education work requirements. If that sounds dull, then consider this: How much sleep did the resident managing the care of you or a loved one get in the past week? How effective are you at your job when you haven’t gotten enough rest? See where I’m going here? Go read!


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