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Beyond Working Hours: Part II. Incentive to Improve

Luce, Edward A. M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: April 2012 - Volume 129 - Issue 4 - p 717e–720e
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31824421fa
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Summary: Efforts to limit resident work hours are conceptually flawed. A fundamental solution to resident service requires funding, which currently is not feasible. An equally fundamental structuring of the system of surgical resident education is feasible and should be attained.

Memphis, Tenn.

From the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Tennessee.

Received for publication July 30, 2011; accepted September 23, 2011.

Disclosure:The author has no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article.

Edward A. Luce, M.D.; 80 Humphreys Drive, Suite 100, Memphis, Tenn. 38120, edluce@yahoo.com

©2012American Society of Plastic Surgeons