Journal Article
Study

Does simulator-based clinical performance correlate with actual hospital behavior? The effect of extended work hours on patient care provided by medical interns.

Gordon JA, Alexander EK, Lockley SW, et al. Academic Medicine. 2010;85.

Medical interns who had completed a 16-hour clinical shift performed significantly better on a simulated clinical scenario than interns who had completed a traditional extended duration shift. This study provides some evidence to support new regulations that will limit intern shift length.