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A Closer Look (Doctor Fatigue)) #196790

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 30, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The issue of the demanding hours for medical residents in the nation's hospitals introduced.

(Washington: John Martin) Efforts to limit work hours for interns and residents examined; hospital scenes shown. [Former surgical resident Risa MORIARITY - comments on the job.] [American Medical Student Association Josh RISING - says nationwide regulations are needed.] OSHA's lack of jurisdiction over doctors' hours noted. [Association of American Medical Colleges Dr. Jordan COHEN - says the resources are not available.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Dr. Tim Johnson) The reluctance in the medical community to change the resident system due to tradition and money discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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