We focus on yet another insult to medical residents—the heart and soul of our healthcare system. As an "experiment," the maximum number of hours they can work, which was recently lowered, has now been increased. This by ACGME—the very organization that lowered them. Welcome to the world of predatory healthcare NGOs. Too bad there are dozens more of them, and virtually all of them are bad.
It's bad enough that the feckless Feds are financing these, uh...studies, but the academic institutions behind the work actually claimed that humans were not involved. Oh, and neither the docs or the patients were told of these arrangements, thus totally violating rules for voluntary informed consent.
And you wonder why are healthcare system simultaneously sucks and is too expensive.
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