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Web site offers forum for resident work-hour ideas

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Jan. 19, 2004

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The Committee for Interns and Residents and the American Medical Student Assn. have launched a Web site, Hours Watch (link), to help them keep an eye on resident duty hour limits. They hope residents will tip them off to hours violations or problems with whistle-blower protection, which was promised by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.

On the Web site, residents can find out how to report work-hour violations to the ACGME, tell of their own experiences, and read of ways to best meet the new limits and what hospitals are doing a good job meeting the hour restrictions.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/01/19/prbf0119.htm.

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