Upcoming Changes to Medical Resident Duty Hour Rules
The ACGME is reviewing the duty hour rules that govern how and when medical residents can work.
We recommend keeping up with news on this topic if you are in charge of making schedules.
You may like to follow this Twitter feed for up to the minute (!) information: (Note: Flash is required, and the feed only shows the last week of updates.)
News Sources and Updates on Duty Hour Changes
The ACGME's Duty Hours task force page is the most reliable source of information. However it will only be updated when official information is available.
The tag “#ResidentDutyHours” is used to track all opinions and articles on Twitter pertaining to upcoming changes in resident duty hours.
This article by hcpro blogger Julie McCoy is an update on the upcoming changes as of April 8 2010.
Documents Pertaining to Duty Hour Changes
IOM report from December 2008.
Update on the work of the ACGME Resident Duty Hours Task Force from ACGME CEO. October 28, 2009. PDF fromat.
Very good hour-long presentation on the history of duty hours, and its possible future. By Jacob Beniflah, MD as part of Pediatric Grand Rounds at Dartmouth Hitchcock.