Survey finds residents still working long hours

The AMA released details of its annual member survey of medical students and residents. The organization has argued for years that the long hours worked by doctors-in-training can put patients at risk. Residents who took part in the survey said they work 68 hours per week on average. Over eighty percent reported having been so tired "they have been in a car accident or near accident." Many of those surveyed said they feel uncomfortable reporting rules violations, for fear of causing their hospitals accreditation problems.

- see the study from the AMA