Journal Article

A new professionalism? Surgical residents, duty hours restrictions, and shift transitions.

Coverdill JE; Carbonell AM; Fryer J; Fuhrman GM; Harold KL; Hiatt JR; Jarman BT; Moore RA; Nakayama DK; Nelson MT; Schlatter M; Sidwell RA; Tarpley JL; Termuhlen PM; Wohltmann C; Mellinger JD.

This survey of general surgery residents found that most are struggling with balancing duty hour requirements and responsibility for their patients. In particular, residents reported difficulty adhering to shift length restrictions, and little to no education on handoffs and signouts.