Saturday, December 20, 2008

Fatigued, exhausted, worn out

There are many ways to put it, but that's what I've been since starting residency.  Would I be less so if my hours were better?  If I had a 5 hour nap overnight while on call?  If I was guaranteed one day off every week?  If I could not be on call more than once every three days?  It's hard to tell, but it will be interesting to find out. 

Soon enough, we will all find out if the new resident work hour recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine are put into effect. 

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