Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
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In Reply: We thank Dr Lewis and Dr Strub for
their comments, which illustrate the strong and often divergent opinions that
abound regarding the issue of resident work schedules. The purpose of our
study is to generate data with which to inform this debate. Our current system
of scheduling resident on-call duty hours has remained largely unaltered for
70 years despite major changes in medical care and health economics1 that have increased the workload of resident physicians
and thereby inadvertently reduced the time residents have available for sleep
while on call.
Czeisler CA, Lockley SW, Landrigan CP, Katz JT, Barger LK, Ayas NT, Rothschild JM, Kaushal R, Stone PH, Bates DW. Current Resident Work Hours: Too Many or Not Enough?—Reply. JAMA. 2002;287(14):1802-1803. doi:10.1001/jama.287.14.1799