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Volume 14 Supplement 1

Resident duty hours across borders: an international perspective

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Edited by Kevin Imrie, Christopher Parshuram and Jason Frank

Publication of this supplement was supported and funded by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The funding agency played no role in the design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of manuscripts; and in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. The articles have been through the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Duty Hours: Solutions Across Borders. Go to conference site.

Quebec City, Canada23 September 2011

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  1. Patient safety is a powerful motivating force for change in modern medicine, and is often cited as a rationale for reducing resident duty hours. However, current data suggest that resident duty hours are not s...

    Authors: Roisin Osborne and Christopher S Parshuram
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S2
  2. Changes in resident duty hours in Europe and North America have had a major impact on the internal organizational dynamics of health care organizations. This paper examines, and assesses the impact of, organiz...

    Authors: Madelyn P Law, Elaina Orlando and G Ross Baker
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S4
  3. The potential impact of resident duty hour restrictions on faculty is likely significant; however, the extent of this impact has still not been well documented. We undertook a narrative review of the literatur...

    Authors: Glen Bandiera, Melissa Kennedy Hynes and Salvatore M Spadafora
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S5
  4. The Swedish resident duty hour limit is regulated by Swedish and European legal frameworks. With a maximum average of 40 working hours per week, the Swedish duty hour regulation is one of the most restrictive ...

    Authors: Kristina Sundberg, Hanna Frydén, Lars Kihlström and Jonas Nordquist
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S6
  5. Safe and appropriate health care, especially in urgent or emergency situations, is the expectation of the public throughout the developed world. Achieving this goal requires appropriate levels of medical and o...

    Authors: John Temple
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S8
  6. Physicians in general, and residents in particular, are adapting to duty schedules in which they have fewer continuous work hours; however, there are no Canadian guidelines on duty hours restrictions. To bette...

    Authors: Mark F Masterson, Pankaj Shrichand and Jerry M Maniate
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S9
  7. Since 1 July 2012, as a result of a labour arbitration ruling in the province of Quebec and the subsequent agreement negotiated by the Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec, all 3,400 medical residents t...

    Authors: Charles Dussault, Nathalie Saad and Johanne Carrier
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S10
  8. Duty hour restrictions for residency training were implemented in the United States to improve residents’ educational experience and quality of life, as well as to improve patient care and safety; however, the...

    Authors: John Hanna, Daniel Gutteridge and Venu Kudithipudi
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S11
  9. Since August 2009, the National Health Service of the United Kingdom has faced the challenge of delivering training for junior doctors within a 48-hour working week, as stipulated by the European Working Time ...

    Authors: Shreelatta T Datta and Sally J Davies
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S12
  10. The working hours of junior doctors have been a focus of discussion in Australia since the mid-1990s. Several national organizations, including the Australian Medical Association (AMA), have been prominent in ...

    Authors: Nicholas J Glasgow, Michael Bonning and Rob Mitchell
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S13
  11. The widespread implementation of resident work hour restrictions has led to significant alterations in surgical training and the postgraduate educational experience. We evaluated the experience of surgical res...

    Authors: Mohammad H Jamal, Stephanie Wong and Thomas V Whalen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S14
  12. Understanding medical professionalism and its evaluation is essential to ensuring that physicians graduate with the requisite knowledge and skills in this domain. It is important to consider the context in whi...

    Authors: Shiphra Ginsburg
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S15
  13. As junior doctors work shorter hours in light of concerns about the harmful effects of fatigue on physician performance and health, it is imperative to consider how to ensure that patient safety is not comprom...

    Authors: Vineet M Arora, Darcy A Reed and Kathlyn E Fletcher
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S16
  14. Fuelled by concerns about resident health and patient safety, there is a general trend in many jurisdictions toward limiting the maximum duration of consecutive work to between 14 and 16 hours. The goal of thi...

    Authors: Ning-Zi Sun and Thomas Maniatis
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S18

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