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Ethical considerations in the development of the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees trial.

Minami CA, Odell DD, Bilimoria KY. Ethical Considerations in the Development of the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees Trial. JAMA Surg. 2017;152(1):7-8. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.3198.

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October 26, 2016
Minami CA, Odell DD, Bilimoria KY. JAMA Surg. 2017;152:7-8.

Patient safety research has generated some concern regarding ethical implications involved in implementing changes that affect patient care. This commentary discusses ethical challenges related to a large trial that explored the effects of duty hour flexibility. The authors discuss policy changes, institutional review board roles, and informed consent as tactics to address concerns.

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Minami CA, Odell DD, Bilimoria KY. Ethical Considerations in the Development of the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees Trial. JAMA Surg. 2017;152(1):7-8. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.3198.