Journal Article

Effects of duty hour restrictions on core competencies, education, quality of life, and burnout among general surgery interns.

Antiel RM; Reed DA; Van Arendonk JK; Wightman SC; Hall DE; Porterfield JR; Horvath KD; Terhune KP; Tarpley JL; Farley DR.

Recent research has examined residents' perceptions about the impact of duty hour restrictions. In this survey, surgical interns reported decreased patient care coordination, continuity of care, and time spent in the operating room, with no significant improvements in quality of life or reduced risk of burnout.