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Effect of the 80-hour work week on resident case coverage.

Shin S, Britt R, Britt LD. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2008;206:798-800; discussion 801-3.

Implementation of duty hours regulations has raised concern that residents in procedural specialties, such as surgery, would have their education adversely affected by performing fewer procedures during training. However, this institution found that residents participated in similar numbers of cases before and after duty hours were restricted.