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IOM: shorten residents' work shifts to reduce fatigue, improve patient safety.

Kuehn BM. IOM: Shorten residents' work shifts to reduce fatigue, improve patient safety. JAMA. 2009;301(3):259-61. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.940.

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January 28, 2009
Kuehn BM. JAMA. 2009;301(3):259-61.

This article summarizes findings of the recent Institute of Medicine report, which advises against resident work shifts of longer than 16 hours without sleep and recommends better supervision of residents to improve patient safety.