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Journal Article

Duty hours in emergency medicine: balancing patient safety, resident wellness, and the resident training experience: a consensus response to the 2008 Institute of Medicine resident duty hours recommendations.

Wagner MJ, Wolf S, Promes S, et al. The Journal of emergency medicine. 2010;39:348-55.

This commentary, by leaders in the emergency medicine field, discusses the implications of the Institute of Medicine's recommendations regarding resident work hours for emergency medicine residency training. Some, but not all, of the IOM's recommendations were included in the recently released duty hour proposal from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.