Grace A Lin, MD, MAS

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address490 Illinois Street, #91J
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-353-7900
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    University of California, San FranciscoM.A.S. in Clinical Research2007 Graduate Division (Advance Training in Clinical Research)
    University of MichiganM.D.2000School of Medicine

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    Dr. Grace A. Lin is a specialist in internal medicine who provides primary care.

    Lin's research has focused on the appropriateness of medical care provided to patients, shared decision making and assessing the quality of decision making by doctors and patients.

    Lin earned her medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where she served a year as chief resident. She completed a research fellowship in general internal medicine at UCSF.

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    Measurement of Decision Quality in Coronary Artery Disease
    NIH K08HS017723Aug 1, 2010 - May 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. The effectiveness and value of lecanemab for early Alzheimer disease: A summary from the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review's California Technology Assessment Forum. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2023 09; 29(9):1078-1083. Wright AC, Lin GA, Whittington MD, Agboola F, Herron-Smith S, Rind D, Pearson SD. PMID: 37610113; PMCID: PMC10512855.
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    2. Reading the crystal ball: Primary care implications while awaiting outcomes for multi-cancer early detection tests. Healthc (Amst). 2023 09; 11(3):100705. Lin GA, Phillips KA, Fendrick AM. PMID: 37598614.
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    3. Oral and monoclonal antibody treatments for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis: Effectiveness and value. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2023 Jul; 29(7):857-861. McKenna A, Lin GA, Whittington MD, Nikitin D, Herron-Smith S, Campbell JD, Agboola F, Pearson SD. PMID: 37404068; PMCID: PMC10387920.
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    4. The effectiveness and value of fezolinetant for moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause: A summary from the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review's Midwest Public Advisory Council. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2023 06; 29(6):692-698. Wright AC, Beaudoin FL, McQueen RB, Yeung K, Moradi A, Herron-Smith S, Gutierrez E, Lin GA, Pearson SD. PMID: 37276043; PMCID: PMC10387909.
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    5. Association of Device Industry Payments, Physician Supply, and Regional Utilization of Orthopedic and Cardiac Procedures. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 08; 38(11):2501-2510. Muluk SL, Lin GA, Anderson TS. PMID: 36952081; PMCID: PMC10465424.
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    6. The effectiveness and value of tirzepatide for type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2022 06; 28(6):680-684. Nikitin D, Lin GA, Campbell JD, Hansen RN, Brouwer E, Chen Y, Herron-Smith S, Agboola F, Pearson SD. PMID: 35621725; PMCID: PMC10373002.
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    7. Cost-Effectiveness and Value-Based Pricing of Aducanumab for Patients With Early Alzheimer Disease. Neurology. 2022 03 01; 98(9):e968-e977. Whittington MD, Campbell JD, Rind D, Fluetsch N, Lin GA, Pearson SD. PMID: 35022306.
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    8. Geriatricians' Perspectives on the Multiple Dimensions of Utility of Genetic Testing for Alzheimer's Disease: A Qualitative Study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2022; 90(3):1011-1019. Arias JJ, Lin GA, Tyler AM, Douglas MP, Phillips KA. PMID: 35871355; PMCID: PMC9712158.
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    9. Abstract 10315: Cost-Effectiveness of Bempedoic Acid in Patients with Established Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. Circulation. 2021 Nov 16; 144(Suppl_1):a10315-a10315. Butala BN, Virani VS, Isaza IN, Lin LG, Pearson PS, Bellows BB, Liu LC, Aggarwal AR, Zhang ZY, Kazi KD. .
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    10. Hereditary cancer panel testing challenges and solutions for the latinx community: costs, access, and variants. J Community Genet. 2022 Feb; 13(1):75-80. Douglas MP, Lin GA, Trosman JR, Phillips KA. PMID: 34743282; PMCID: PMC8799811.
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    11. The effectiveness and value of aducanumab for Alzheimer's disease. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2021 Nov; 27(11):1613-1617. Synnott PG, Whittington MD, Lin GA, Rind DM, Pearson SD. PMID: 34714106; PMCID: PMC10391229.
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    12. Influence of payer coverage and out-of-pocket costs on ordering of NGS panel tests for hereditary cancer in diverse settings. J Genet Couns. 2022 02; 31(1):130-139. Lin GA, Trosman JR, Douglas MP, Weldon CB, Scheuner MT, Kurian A, Phillips KA. PMID: 34231930; PMCID: PMC8893352.
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    13. The effectiveness and value of bempedoic acid and inclisiran for heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia and secondary prevention of ASCVD. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2021 Jul; 27(7):961-966. Agboola F, Lin GA, Kazi DS, McKenna A, Pearson SD. PMID: 34185561; PMCID: PMC10391137.
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    14. Is Better Patient Knowledge Associated with Different Treatment Preferences? A Survey of Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2021; 15:119-126. Yuan N, Boscardin C, Lisha NE, Dudley RA, Lin GA. PMID: 33531798; PMCID: PMC7847412.
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    15. Patient Roadmaps for Chronic Illness: Introducing a New Approach for Fostering Patient-Centered Care. MDM Policy & Practice. 2021 Jan 1; 6(1):23814683211019947. Scherer SL, Matlock MD, Allen AL, Knoepke KC, McIlvennan MC, Fitzgerald FM, Kini KV, Tate TC, Lin LG, Lum LH. .
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    16. Testing Cascades-A Call to Move From Descriptive Research to Deimplementation Science. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 07 01; 180(7):984-985. Anderson TS, Lin GA. PMID: 32511685.
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    17. The Effectiveness and Value of Deflazacort and Exon-Skipping Therapies for the Management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2020 Apr; 26(4):361-366. Agboola F, Lin GA, Fluetsch N, Walton SM, Rind DM, Pearson SD. PMID: 32223597; PMCID: PMC10391264.
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    18. Association of Primary Language and Hospitalization for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions. Med Care. 2020 01; 58(1):45-51. Anderson TS, Karliner LS, Lin GA. PMID: 31821245; PMCID: PMC7135941.
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    19. More Pills but Better Adherence?: Learning to Improve Medication Adherence in Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 11; 12(11):e006084. Lin GA. PMID: 31665897.
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    20. Electronic health records systems and hospital clinical performance: a study of nationwide hospital data. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 10 01; 26(10):999-1009. Yuan N, Dudley RA, Boscardin WJ, Lin GA. PMID: 31233144; PMCID: PMC7647234.
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    21. PRO24 COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF LANADELUMAB AND C1-INHIBITORS FOR PROPHYLAXIS AGAINST ACUTE ATTACKS OF HEREDITARY ANGIOEDEMA. Value in Health. 2019 May 1; 22:s339. Lubinga LS, Agboola AF, Lin LG, Seidner SM, Rind RD, Carlson CJ. .
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    22. The Effectiveness and Value of Lanadelumab and C1 Esterase Inhibitors for Prophylaxis of Hereditary Angioedema Attacks. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2019 Feb; 25(2):143-148. Agboola F, Lubinga S, Carlson J, Lin GA, Dreitlein WB, Pearson SD. PMID: 30698087; PMCID: PMC10397945.
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    23. Trends in Hospitalization, Readmission, and Diagnostic Testing of Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Syncope. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 11; 72(5):523-532. Anderson TS, Thombley R, Dudley RA, Lin GA. PMID: 30342727.
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    24. Out-of-Pocket Costs for Infliximab and Its Biosimilar for Rheumatoid Arthritis Under Medicare Part D. JAMA. 2018 09 04; 320(9):931-933. Yazdany J, Dudley RA, Lin GA, Chen R, Tseng CW. PMID: 30193264; PMCID: PMC6142992.
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    25. Abstract 32: Have Choosing Wisely Recommendations Changed Diagnostic Testing Patterns for Patients With Syncope?. Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2018 Apr 1; 11(suppl_1). Anderson AT, Thombley TR, Lin LG. .
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    26. Abstract 191: Trends in Hospitalization and Readmission of Patients With Syncope: An Analysis Using State Inpatient and Emergency Department Databases. Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2018 Apr 1; 11(suppl_1). Anderson AT, Thombley TR, Lin LG. .
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    27. Nationwide Coverage and Cost-Sharing for PCSK9 Inhibitors Among Medicare Part D Plans. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 10 01; 2(10):1164-1166. Kazi DS, Lu CY, Lin GA, DeJong C, Dudley RA, Chen R, Tseng CW. PMID: 28903137; PMCID: PMC5815006.
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    28. MEDICARE PART D—COST BURDEN OF INHALED DRUGS FOR CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE. Innovation in Aging. 2017 Jul 1; 1(suppl_1):147-147. Tseng TC, Yazdany YJ, Dudley DR, Dejong DC, Kazi KD, Chen CR, Lin LG. .
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    29. Medicare Part D Plans' Coverage and Cost-Sharing for Acute Rescue and Preventive Inhalers for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 04 01; 177(4):585-588. Tseng CW, Yazdany J, Dudley RA, DeJong C, Kazi DS, Chen R, Lin GA. PMID: 28241217; PMCID: PMC6822611.
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    30. Giving formulary and drug cost information to providers and impact on medication cost and use: a longitudinal non-randomized study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Sep 21; 16(1):499. Tseng CW, Lin GA, Davis J, Taira DA, Yazdany J, He Q, Chen R, Imamura A, Dudley RA. PMID: 27654857; PMCID: PMC5031286.
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    31. Pharmaceutical Industry-Sponsored Meals and Physician Prescribing Patterns for Medicare Beneficiaries. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 08 01; 176(8):1114-1122. DeJong C, Aguilar T, Tseng CW, Lin GA, Boscardin WJ, Dudley RA. PMID: 27322350.
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    32. Variation in Quality of Urgent Health Care Provided During Commercial Virtual Visits. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 05 01; 176(5):635-42. Schoenfeld AJ, Davies JM, Marafino BJ, Dean M, DeJong C, Bardach NS, Kazi DS, Boscardin WJ, Lin GA, Duseja R, Mei YJ, Mehrotra A, Dudley RA. PMID: 27042813; PMCID: PMC6842573.
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    33. From the closest observers of patient care: a thematic analysis of online narrative reviews of hospitals. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 11; 25(11):889-897. Bardach NS, Lyndon A, Asteria-Peñaloza R, Goldman LE, Lin GA, Dudley RA. PMID: 26677215; PMCID: PMC5360532.
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    34. Implementation of Patient Decision Support Interventions in Primary Care: The Role of Relational Coordination. Med Decis Making. 2015 11; 35(8):987-98. Tietbohl CK, Rendle KA, Halley MC, May SG, Lin GA, Frosch DL. PMID: 26314727.
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    35. Addressing Overuse of Medical Services One Decision at a Time. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jul; 175(7):1092-3. Lin GA, Redberg RF. PMID: 25985188.
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    36. Revisit rates and associated costs after an emergency department encounter: a multistate analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jun 02; 162(11):750-6. Duseja R, Bardach NS, Lin GA, Yazdany J, Dean ML, Clay TH, Boscardin WJ, Dudley RA. PMID: 26030633.
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    37. Coverage for high-cost specialty drugs for rheumatoid arthritis in Medicare Part D. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Jun; 67(6):1474-80. Yazdany J, Dudley RA, Chen R, Lin GA, Tseng CW. PMID: 25900105; PMCID: PMC4464809.
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    38. Preoperative medical testing in Medicare patients undergoing cataract surgery. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 16; 372(16):1530-8. Chen CL, Lin GA, Bardach NS, Clay TH, Boscardin WJ, Gelb AW, Maze M, Gropper MA, Dudley RA. PMID: 25875258; PMCID: PMC5536179.
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    39. Can appropriate use criteria lead to appropriate care? Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Jan; 8(1):4-5. Lin GA, Harris IS. PMID: 25563661.
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    40. Editorial: Moving Patients from Consultants to Partners in Health Care System Redesign: Achieving Meaningful Engagement. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014 Dec; 40(12):531-2. Lin GA, Bardach NS. PMID: 26111377.
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    41. Shared medical appointments to screen for geriatric syndromes: preliminary data from a quality improvement initiative. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Dec; 62(12):2415-9. May SG, Cheng PH, Tietbohl CK, Trujillo L, Reilly K, Frosch DL, Lin GA. PMID: 25440111.
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    42. Receipt of glucocorticoid monotherapy among Medicare beneficiaries with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Oct; 66(10):1447-55. Yazdany J, Tonner C, Schmajuk G, Lin GA, Trivedi AN. PMID: 25244314; PMCID: PMC4459885.
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    43. Fighting the "oculostenotic reflex". JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Oct; 174(10):1621-2. Lin GA, Dudley RA. PMID: 25156005.
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    44. Shared decision making: state of the science. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 Mar; 7(2):328-34. Lin GA, Fagerlin A. PMID: 24496297.
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    45. Patient education: one size does not fit all. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 22; 173(14):1376. Lin GA. PMID: 23877082.
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    46. Mortality in Medicare patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention with or without antecedent stress testing. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013 May 01; 6(3):309-14. Lin GA, Lucas FL, Malenka DJ, Skinner J, Redberg RF. PMID: 23674314; PMCID: PMC3808729.
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    47. Less patient-centered care: an unintended consequence of guidelines? JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Apr 08; 173(7):578-9. Lin GA, Matlock DD. PMID: 23420530.
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    48. An effort to spread decision aids in five California primary care practices yielded low distribution, highlighting hurdles. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Feb; 32(2):311-20. Lin GA, Halley M, Rendle KA, Tietbohl C, May SG, Trujillo L, Frosch DL. PMID: 23381524.
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    49. Abstract 86: What Do Patients Remember? The Knowledge Gap in Patients Undergoing Elective Percutaneous Coronary Interventions. Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2012 Apr 1; 5(suppl_1). Lin LG, Bynum BJ, Cosenza CC, Lucas LA, Reinking RC, Sepucha SK, Smolderen SK, Dudley DR. .
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    50. Abstract 256: Information-Seeking Behavior among Medicare Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease. Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2012 Apr 1; 5(suppl_1). Hicks HK, Lin LG, Cosenza CC, Bynum BJ, Sepucha SK, Smolderen SK, Dudley DR. .
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    51. Consequences of not respecting patient preferences for cancer screening: opportunity lost. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Mar 12; 172(5):393-4. Lin GA, Trujillo L, Frosch DL. PMID: 22412105.
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    52. Prediction of hospital acute myocardial infarction and heart failure 30-day mortality rates using publicly reported performance measures. J Healthc Qual. 2013 Mar-Apr; 35(2):15-23. Aaronson DS, Bardach NS, Lin GA, Chattopadhyay A, Goldman LE, Dudley RA. PMID: 22093186; PMCID: PMC4096998.
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    53. Impact of changes in clinical practice guidelines on assessment of quality of care. Med Care. 2010 Aug; 48(8):733-8. Lin GA, Redberg RF, Anderson HV, Shaw RE, Milford-Beland S, Peterson ED, Rao SV, Werner RM, Dudley RA. PMID: 20613660.
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    54. Patient decision aids for prostate cancer treatment: a systematic review of the literature. CA Cancer J Clin. 2009 Nov-Dec; 59(6):379-90. Lin GA, Aaronson DS, Knight SJ, Carroll PR, Dudley RA. PMID: 19841280.
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    55. Patient-centered care: what is the best measuring stick? Arch Intern Med. 2009 Sep 28; 169(17):1551-3. Lin GA, Dudley RA. PMID: 19786671.
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    56. Use of stress testing prior to percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with stable coronary artery disease. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2009 Sep; 7(9):1061-6. Lin GA, Redberg RF. PMID: 19764859.
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    57. Documenting Ischemia Prior to Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention—Reply. JAMA. 2009 Mar 11; 301(10):1018-1019. Lin LG, Malenka MD, Redberg RR. .
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    58. Frequency of stress testing to document ischemia prior to elective percutaneous coronary intervention. JAMA. 2008 Oct 15; 300(15):1765-73. Lin GA, Dudley RA, Lucas FL, Malenka DJ, Vittinghoff E, Redberg RF. PMID: 18854538.
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    59. Why physicians favor use of percutaneous coronary intervention to medical therapy: a focus group study. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Sep; 23(9):1458-63. Lin GA, Dudley RA, Redberg RF. PMID: 18618192; PMCID: PMC2518034.
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    60. Cardiologists' use of percutaneous coronary interventions for stable coronary artery disease. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Aug 13-27; 167(15):1604-9. Lin GA, Dudley RA, Redberg RF. PMID: 17698682.
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    61. Resident perceptions of the impact of work hour limitations. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Jul; 22(7):969-75. Lin GA, Beck DC, Stewart AL, Garbutt JM. PMID: 17468888; PMCID: PMC2219723.
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    62. Residents' perceptions of the effects of work hour limitations at a large teaching hospital. Acad Med. 2006 Jan; 81(1):63-7. Lin GA, Beck DC, Garbutt JM. PMID: 16377823.
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