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US patients unharmed by shorter working hours for doctors

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39332.399259.BE (Published 13 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:537

In July 2003, the US authorities limited working hours for medical residents in teaching hospitals. Since then, researchers have been trying to find out if the changes have been good or bad for patients.

The data so far have been …

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