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Baseline duty hours recorded with time-cards: a pre-regulation study of internal medicine residents
Objective: The acquisition of data on resident duty hours has been largely dependent on self-report surveys collected in the surgical literature. We sought to implement and describe a simple method for monitoring internal medicine resident duty hours by using time-cards.
Design: In 2002, internal medicine residents on a 3-site academic programme were asked to track their duty hours using time-cards prior to the implementation of system changes according to duty hours reform.
Chang, LW, Vidyarthi AR, Kohlwes RJ. Baseline duty hours recorded with time-cards: a pre-regulation study of internal medicine residents. Medical Education. 2006 Jun 16;40(7):662-67.