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With more than 1,300 responses from 147 institutions, the results of this survey raised a number of issues focused around the balance between housestaff supervision and their autonomy. To help interpret the findings in this study, Dr. Ellen Burnham, an intensivist (doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-3493), offers some commentary on the topic as well.
Does having 24/7 intensivist coverage prepare a house officer for independent practice (which is the goal of residency training)? You’ll have to read this article on a call night and decide.