Groups call for “dangerous” trial of doctors’ working hours to stop

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 19 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1070
  1. Jeanne Lenzer
  1. New York

Public Citizen, a US public interest watchdog group, and the American Medical Student Association have issued a renewed call for the Office for Human Research Protections to stop a clinical trial they say is unethical.1

The Individualized Comparative Effectiveness of Models Optimizing Patient Safety and Resident Education (iCOMPARE) study was funded by the National Institutes of Health. It will look at the effects of extended work hours for first year internal medicine resident physicians on patient mortality at 30 days.2 The researchers will compare randomized cluster groups of interns …

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