Navigation Links
Limiting Residents' Hours Has Little Impact on Patient Mortality
Date:9/4/2007

There had been concerns that lack of continuity could lead to problems

TUESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting the hours that medical residents can work has made no difference in death rates among Medicare patients in the first two years since the new rules were instituted, a new study found.

The reform was associated with improvements in mortality for patients with common medical conditions at VA hospitals, however.

"We can say conclusively that the duty-hour regulations did not worsen patient mortality. There was a lot of concern about that, and we can conclusively say that's not the case," said Dr. Kevin G. Volpp, staff physician and core faculty member at the Center for Health Equity, Research and Promotion at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. "We can also say that there's some evidence of benefit in terms of mortality outcomes."

The researchers still don't know if there are benefits in other measures besides mortality, and what impact the changes are having on educational results.

"The big question is how regulating work hours will affect the quality of training of the next generation of physicians who will be taking care of all of us for the next several decades," said Volpp, an assistant professor of medicine and health care systems at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton School of Business. "That's the question no one really knows the answer to."

Both studies are published in the Sept. 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on medical education. Volpp was lead author of both papers.

Starting July 1, 2003, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, which evaluates and accredits U.S. medical school residency programs, limited the maximum working hours for residents to 80 a week.

"Before, residents commonly worked 90 to 120 hours a week and sometimes 60 or 72 hours in
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Limiting Infants Exposure To Smoke At Home
2. Limiting sperm motility for contraception
3. Limiting milk can hamper Babies’ Growt
4. Limiting Eligibility for Medical Studies can Omit Women and African-Americans
5. Time For Jodhpur Residents To Have A Health Check: New Hospital Coming Up
6. San Francisco Mayor Proposes An Alternate Plan For The Uninsured City Residents
7. Bhopal Residents Relish Chicken despite Bird Flu Scare
8. Nursing Home Residents Receive Appropriate Emergency Care Despite Poor Funds
9. Residents Doctors Call Off Strike In Rajasthan
10. New Program Reduces Nursing Home Residents Out Of Emergency Care
11. Washington DC Residents To Be Tested For HIV
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... Two sisters in high school have developed ways to ... Krishen use electronic stethoscopes, which electronically amplify body sounds, ... or heartbeats. Ilina, a senior at Port Huron ... way to detect early lung damage in people exposed ... recorded one breath cycle each from 16 smokers, 25 ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Maureen Salamon HealthDay ... A crucial part of conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) -- ... instead take place in a device inside the vagina, new ... contend that the device, called an INVOcell, might sharply cut ... also make the technology more accessible to those who don,t ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay ... for health workers treating Ebola patients, now requiring full body ... at all times. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ... Dallas nurses contracted Ebola while caring for the first ... Duncan. Nina Pham is currently being treated for her infection ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Texas (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The ... the must-have source of thousands of facts, figures and ... countries and 68 medical sector forecast categories the ... with global, regional and national views on the worldwide ... outlook. , The report gives you data for 2010-2019, ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 Allegheny General Hospital’s (AGH) Cardiovascular ... physicians to repair a damaged mitral valve as the ... system, developed by Abbott Vascular , is designed ... life-threatening condition in which the heart’s mitral valve leaflets ... from the heart’s left ventricle into the left atrium. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage 2Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 2Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 3Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 4Health News:CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients 2Health News:CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients 3Health News:Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 a New Research Report Added to ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 a New Research Report Added to ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 a New Research Report Added to ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:Allegheny General Hospital Introduces New, Beating-Heart Procedure for Mitral Valve Repair 2Health News:Allegheny General Hospital Introduces New, Beating-Heart Procedure for Mitral Valve Repair 3
... WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Broken heart syndrome -- ... emotional stress -- occurs overwhelmingly in women compared to men, ... death of a loved one, a frightening medical diagnosis, a ... 7.5 times more common in females, and women older than ...
... Orange, NJ. Nov. 15, 2011. John DeLuca, PhD, ... on the use of a behavioral technique for cognitive ... investigator was Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, director of the Neuropsychology ... on modified Story Memory Technique was made on October ...
... Calif. Tumors can grow for 10 years or longer ... mathematical model developed by Stanford University School of Medicine scientists ... is broadly applicable across all solid tumor types, will be ... "The study,s results can be viewed as both bad ...
... Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- ,Losing weight appears to help ... 31 obese people who underwent treatment for gum disease. Half ... had gastric bypass weight loss surgery and also had fat ... of 35) did not have gastric bypass surgery or fat ...
... the emerging field of nanomedicine a breathtaking technological revolution ... diseases? Or does it portend the release of dangerous ... in the body? A new review of more than ... is likely. It appears in ACS, journal Molecular ...
... A study of burn patients has found that those who ... and spent more time on ventilators and in intensive care. ... Stritch School of Medicine, is published ahead of print in ... first to show that the severity of smoke-inhalation injury may ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Women More Prone to 'Broken Heart' Syndrome: Study 2Health News:Women More Prone to 'Broken Heart' Syndrome: Study 3Health News:New Stanford model establishes guidelines for earlier cancer detection 2Health News:New Stanford model establishes guidelines for earlier cancer detection 3Health News:New Stanford model establishes guidelines for earlier cancer detection 4Health News:Study documents toll of smoke inhalation injuries 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... VIEW, California , 20 de octubre de ... líder en el campo de la pulmonología intervencional, ... su Estudio RENEW, casi 3 meses antes de ... fundamental de exención de dispositivo de investigación (IDE) ... Medicamentos) para el sistema de espiral de reducción ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014  ResMed (NYSE: RMD ) ... Exchange program, a comprehensive suite of software and ... other health care providers. ResMed ... patient information. It integrates valuable sleep and respiratory ... management platforms with customers, in-house or third-party electronic ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... development of therapeutic antibodies, today announced the appointment ... Development Officer. Dr. Londei will lead the preclinical ... "We are pleased to welcome ... Hamza Suria , President and Chief Executive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PneumRx concluye inscripción en prueba fundamental RENEW 2PneumRx concluye inscripción en prueba fundamental RENEW 3ResMed Launches ResMed Data Exchange 2AnaptysBio Appoints Dr. Marco Londei to Newly Created Chief Development Officer Position Clinical Immunologist to Lead AnaptysBio's Pipeline Advancement 2
... 16, 2011 InspireMD, Inc. (OTC BB: NSPR) ... mesh protective stent system, today announced that it has ... 30, 2011 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The ... Year-to-Date Highlights Year-to-date shipment volumes ...
... 2011 Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc. (OTC ... leader in the design, implementation and management of ... today announces the award from teaming partner ICS ... leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions, to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:InspireMD Provides Mid-Year Strategic Update 2InspireMD Provides Mid-Year Strategic Update 3InspireMD Provides Mid-Year Strategic Update 4InspireMD Provides Mid-Year Strategic Update 5InspireMD Provides Mid-Year Strategic Update 6InspireMD Provides Mid-Year Strategic Update 7Beacon Enterprise Solutions Announces $3.4 Million Contract Award With the Veteran's Administration 2Beacon Enterprise Solutions Announces $3.4 Million Contract Award With the Veteran's Administration 3
Flagship Transcranial Doppler system with multiple channel options, multi-depth options....
Swiss Watchmaker Forceps, 4" extra-long precision ground points....
... have very fine tips and are intended for ... is required. The curved ones are ideal for ... shards. The student versions are for beginners. These ... static free. The Swiss forceps are made from ...
Verte-Span is the latest advancement in vertebral body replacement technology. This device allows surgeons to reconstruct and stabilize certain types of anterior column defects in the spine....
Medicine Products: