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No Harm To Patients When Surgical Residents Work Longer Shifts

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Patients suffered no extra harm when doctors training to be surgeons were allowed to work longer shifts, a study released Tuesday concludes, adding to a push to relax the strictest limits on resident hours. The New England Journal of Medicine study comes as the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is reassessing requirements that ...

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Physicians Tend to Undertreat When Prescribing Statins

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Some clinical departments tend to undertreat when prescribing statins, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. Hun-Sung Kim, M.D., Ph.D., from the Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, and colleagues examined the department-specific disparities and achievement rates for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol ...

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