Accreditation of the surgical residency program at 770-bed Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital has been revoked effective June 2003, but the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education said it expects the program to correct its problems and reapply before the effective date. According to the Associated Press, the 48-resident program at Yale-New Haven and affiliates reportedly was cited in February for sometimes making surgery residents work more than 100 hours a week and be on call every other night. The council declined to discuss its findings. In response to the report, Yale-New Haven officials said they have been working for a year to address deficiencies identified in an internal review in May 2000. The accreditation council’s citations were the result of a site visit in July 2001, when officials had not had time to implement all changes planned, they said. Problems related to curriculum and documentation have been addressed, officials said. In addition, the hospital has hired part-time physicians and is recruiting physician assistants to ease residents’ workload. As of July, residents will spend no more than 80 hours per week in the hospital, officials said.
Yale-New Haven in mess over residents' workloads
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