|May 2008 · Vol. 20, No. 05
COMMENT & CONTROVERSY
Limitations on work hours make residents and patients safer
“Fatigue: It’s a fickle member of the obstetrical team,” by Robert L. Barbieri, MD (Editorial, December 2007)
I trained in the era of 36-hour call every third to fourth night and 120-hour work-weeks in residency. I had four young children, including a toddler. My husband picked up the oldest three kids, but I would swing by the day-care center for my youngest child on my way home from work.