Table 2

Beliefs of survey respondents regarding current resident work hours and opinions about appropriate work hours

Average hours respondents thought residents DO work (95% CI)

Maximum hours respondents believed residents SHOULD work (95% CI)


Duration of individual work shifts (hours):


8 or less

19 (17 to 22)

32 (29 to 34)


9-12

49 (46 to 52)

53 (50 to 56)


13-18

18 (15 to 20)

6 (5 to 8)


19-23

3 (2 to 5)

1 (0.8 to 2)


≥24

5 (4 to 7)

2 (1 to 3)


Don't know

6 (5 to 7)

5 (4 to 7)


Weekly resident work hours:


40 or less

21 (18 to 23)

35 (32 to 38)


41-59

16 (14 to 19)

29 (26 to 31)


60-79

31 (28 to 34)

22 (20 to 25)


≥80

18 (16 to 20)

5 (4 to 7)


Don't know

14 (12 to 16)

9 (7 to 10)


Blum et al. BMC Medicine 2010 8:33   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-8-33

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