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Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of North American working hours restrictions on mortality and morbidity in surgical patients

Jamal, Mohammad H.; Doi, Suhail; Rousseau, Mathieu C.; Edwards, M.; Rao, Chalapati; Barendregt, Jan; Snell, L.S.; Meterissian, Sarkis

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Background: Short duty hours, imposed by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) regulations, have been claimed to be associated with loss of continuity of care among surgical patients, leading to a potentially increased risk of adverse surgical outcomes. This systematic review and meta-analysis assessed the strength of associations between duty hour restrictions and morbidity and mortality of various surgical procedures. Methods: MEDLINE, Embase, BIOSIS Previews®, the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/102713
Source: British Journal of Surgery
DOI: 10.1002/bjs.8657

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