Call Me Maybe? Education Outcomes and Duty Hours & Physician Experience and Mortality


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This week on the Rounds Table Kieran Quinn and Andrew Smaggus bring listeners up to date with the evidence on education outcomes in a duty-hour flexibility trial and the relationship between physician years of experience and mortality in hospitalized patients.

The duty hour question is one important branch of the overall question of how to provide care for patients within the academic health sciences setting. Resident duty hours exist within the complex web of delivering high quality care to patients, providing an appropriate training setting, and maintaining the health and wellness of people in postgraduate training. Andrew covers an article which examines questions surrounding duty hours in internal medicine training programs.

Next, Kieran covers an article on the relationship between hospitalist years of experience and mortality in hospitalized patients. Current data on the effect of hospitalist years of experience and patient outcomes are lacking. This article will help to identify additional supports for hospitalists to ensure optimal outcomes for their patients.

Finally, the Good Stuff segment. Kieran shares an article on innovations in the diagnosis of HIV. Andrew shares an article on artificial intelligence in medicine.

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The Papers

1. Education Outcomes & Duty Hours: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1800965

2. MD Experience & Mortality: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2665733?redirect=true

Good Stuff

1. HIV Diagnosis: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2674643?redirect=true

2. AI in Medicine: https://thespinoff.co.nz/the-best-of/06-03-2018/the-mystery-of-zach-new-zealands-all-too-miraculous-medical-ai/

Music Credits

The Rounds Table Theme Music by Brendan Quinn, Creative Director and Composer, Vapor RMW

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