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Limiting residents' working hours saves lives

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.334.7607.1296 (Published 21 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1296

New regulations limiting the working hours of residents in American teaching hospitals came into force on 1 July 2003. Over the next 18 months, absolute mortality rates in high risk medical inpatients in these hospitals fell by a small but significant …

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