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To the Editor The study by Dr Patel and colleagues1 examined the association between the adoption of duty hour reforms for residents and various clinical outcomes such as patient mortality. The efficacy of the reforms is of great interest because these regulations necessitate expensive and time-consuming changes in organizational structure. Despite such large changes, the authors found no significant correlation between adoption of the reforms and clinical outcomes.
Hunter-Zinck H. Duty Hour Reforms and Patient Outcomes. JAMA. 2015;313(12):1268-1269. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1432