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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Workhours in the "reduced hours" programs declined substantially

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Significant reductions between 2003-4 in:

  • Mean weekly duty hours (76.6 to 68.0, p<0.001)
  • Percent working over 80 hours per week (44.0% to 16.6%, p<0.001)
  • But—little change in reported patient load, or volume of call-night activities


But -- very little difference in the reported patient load or volume of call-night activities

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