Perceptions of fatigue appear to have improved following the implementation of the 2003 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty hour limits, according to a survey of residents. The authors noted, however, that there was no increase in the reported amount of sleep by residents. Following implementation of the duty hour limits, the perceived sufficiency of direct clinical experience, the number of hours spent performing major procedures, a sense of clinical preparedness, and overall education satisfaction decreased.

Abstract: Annals of Surgery, October 12, 2012 (online).