SPOTLIGHT: Resident work-hour violations have gone up

As everyone knows, hospitals live and die on the labor of interns--and it's always tempting to overwork them. Of late, however, the odds of their getting caught seem to have gone up. According to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the number of residency programs cited has gone up from 101 in 2003-04 to 227 in 2006-07. The Council says that it's just doing a better job of finding violations, but you've got to wonder... Graphic

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