How surgical faculty and residents assess the first year of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty-hour restrictions

Results of a multi-institutional study

James E. Coverdill, Gina L. Adrales, William Finlay, John D. Mellinger, Kimberly D Schenarts, Bruce W. Bonnell, Joseph B. Cofer, Douglas B. Dorner, Carl Haisch, Kristi L. Harold, Paula M. Termuhlen, Alexandra L B Webb

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Abstract

Background: This study examined how surgical residents and faculty assessed the first year of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty-hour restrictions. Methods: Questionnaires were administered in 9 general-surgery programs during the summer of 2004; response rates were 63% for faculty and 58% for residents (N = 259). Questions probed patient care, the residency program, quality of life, and overall assessments of the duty-hour restrictions. Results include the means, mean deviations, percentage who agree or strongly agree with the hour restrictions, and significance tests. Results: Although most support the restrictions, few maintain that they improved surgical training or patient care. Faculty and residents differed (P ≤ .05) on 16 of 21 items. Every difference shows that residents view the restrictions more favorably than faculty. The sex of the resident shaped the magnitude of the gap for 11 of 21 items. Conclusions: Few believe that duty-hour restrictions improve patient care or resident training. Residents, especially female residents, view the restrictions more favorably than faculty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of surgery
Volume191
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Duty hour restrictions
  • Surgical faculty
  • Surgical residents

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  • Surgery

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How surgical faculty and residents assess the first year of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty-hour restrictions : Results of a multi-institutional study. / Coverdill, James E.; Adrales, Gina L.; Finlay, William; Mellinger, John D.; Schenarts, Kimberly D; Bonnell, Bruce W.; Cofer, Joseph B.; Dorner, Douglas B.; Haisch, Carl; Harold, Kristi L.; Termuhlen, Paula M.; Webb, Alexandra L B.

In: American journal of surgery, Vol. 191, No. 1, 01.01.2006, p. 11-16.

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Coverdill, JE, Adrales, GL, Finlay, W, Mellinger, JD, Schenarts, KD, Bonnell, BW, Cofer, JB, Dorner, DB, Haisch, C, Harold, KL, Termuhlen, PM & Webb, ALB 2006, 'How surgical faculty and residents assess the first year of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty-hour restrictions: Results of a multi-institutional study', American journal of surgery, vol. 191, no. 1, pp. 11-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2005.06.044
Coverdill, James E. ; Adrales, Gina L. ; Finlay, William ; Mellinger, John D. ; Schenarts, Kimberly D ; Bonnell, Bruce W. ; Cofer, Joseph B. ; Dorner, Douglas B. ; Haisch, Carl ; Harold, Kristi L. ; Termuhlen, Paula M. ; Webb, Alexandra L B. / How surgical faculty and residents assess the first year of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty-hour restrictions : Results of a multi-institutional study. In: American journal of surgery. 2006 ; Vol. 191, No. 1. pp. 11-16.
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