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Study

Prolonged hospital stay and the resident duty hour rules of 2003.

Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Rosen AK, et al. Medical Care. 2009;47.

Implementation of duty hour regulations for medical trainees has not adversely affected clinical outcomes in broad populations of patients. This study also found that overall hospital length of stay did not increase for common medical and surgical conditions after resident duty hours were reduced.