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Table 1 Summary of studies analysing the impacts on surgeon's personal life

From: Restricted duty hours for surgeons and impact on residents quality of life, education, and patient care: a literature review

Personal Life
Improved No Change Worsen
Source Outcome Source Outcome Source Outcome
Basu et al, 2004[14] A 68-item survey of plastic surgery residents (n = 12) Resident quality of life and morale had improved Gelfand et al, 2004[21] Pre-post survey of residents (n = 37) and faculty members (n = 27) No changes in emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation, and personal accomplishment, no significant changes in residents burnout _ _
Chung et al, 2004[15] Pre-post survey of surgical residents. Improvements in fatigue-related issues, more work satisfaction, improvement of lifestyle _ _ _ _
Kort et al, 2004[16] Survey of general surgery residents (n = 164) Increased personal time and decreased fatigue at work, more time for family, senior residents were less enthusiastic than junior residents _ _ _ _
Stamp et al, 2005[17] Pre-post survey of surgical residents (n = 28) More time for rest, time with family, and socializing _ _ _ _
Hutter et al, 2006[18] Survey of surgical residents (n = 58) and surgical attending physicians (N = 58), web based MBI survey(Burnout) Decreased burnout scores, less emotional exhaustion, improved quality of life, increased motivation to work _ _ _ _
Immerman et al, 2007[19] Survey of opinions and attitudes of orthopaedic residents (n = 976) and program directors (n = 85) There was an overall agreement that the quality of life had improved _ _ _ _
Schneider et al, 2007[20] Pre-post evaluation of operative case logs, standardized scores, residents perception survey Substantial improvements of residents satisfaction and quality of life _ _ _ _