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In Reply: The studies that Drs Shanafelt and
Habermann cite were published 17 years ago and suggest that mood disturbances
were as prevalent then as they are now. We agree that we should have cited
them. Many changes have been implemented in graduate medical education at
the direction of the ACGME since those studies were done, including night
float systems, less critical care time, less frequent call, fewer hours per
week worked and more time off.1 It is quite
disconcerting that, despite these regulations, the level of mood disturbance
Bellini LM, Baime MJ, Shea JA. Medical Residents' Emotional Well-being—Reply. JAMA. 2002;288(15):1846–1847. doi:10.1001/jama.288.15.1845
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