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24/10/80 hour rules of ACGME

trauma-list@trauma.org trauma-list@trauma.org
Sat, 15 Jun 2002 08:49:14 EDT


In a message dated 6/15/2002 8:15:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
sstafford1168@yahoo.com writes:

<< do hospitals really comply with these rules?  how are they policed?  would 
be nice here in america, but do not see how you can enforce. >>
 
You really must learn how much money hospitals get out of residency programs, 
and the creative accounting they often use--obviously you too are hoodwinked 
and right where your hospital wants you.  They get away with this garbage 
precisely because there is no easy enforcement, and they know with a 
certainty how ignorant physicians are about administrative accounting--you 
need to get savvy, and stand up to your administrators who throw all this 
hogwash and smoke and mirrors at you.  In a teaching hospital, your local GME 
committee should be on top of thiese issues, being sure that the hospital 
complies with RRC requirements and pushing for thse concessions dealing with 
hospital support of resident well-being and education.  What will force the 
hospital to comply is the threat of having their $100,000 per resident 
rescinded from their coffers--then watch your COO start jumping thru the 
hoops!
ERF