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Study challenges night call ban for first-year residents

February 8, 2008
Diagnostic Imaging.
Study challenges night call ban for first-year residents
Change in eligibility requirements to 12 months of residency training could affect smaller programs
Sarah Jersild
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The decision may have been made, but the war of words surrounding the Resident Review Committee for Radiology's resolution to change call eligibility requirements from six to 12 month of residency training wages on. A study presented at the RSNA meeting finding no statistically significant difference in diagnostic accuracy between the two groups of residents is the latest salvo in the battle.

The retrospective study reviewed 1464 emergency room exams by residents in the seventh and the 13th month of training. The overall significant error rate was 3.1%, with a significant error rate of 2.8% for residents who had recently completed their 12th month of training and 3.4% for those who had recently completed their sixth month of training. That was not a statistically significant difference, according to study author Dr. Timothy Ziemlewicz, a resident at Wayne State University in Detroit.



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