Table 1

Comparison of ACGME resident duty hours standards for PGY-1 residents, 2003 and 20111

2003 Standards2011 Standards
SupervisionAppropriate supervision of residents in patient-care activitiesPGY1 residents should be supervised either directly or indirectly with direct supervision immediately available
Hours per week80, averaged over 4 weeks80, averaged over 4 weeks
Days offOne in 7 days, averaged over 4 weeksOne day every week, averaged over 4 weeks
Maximum duty period24 h plus 6 h to transfer care16 h