Good long article on the Libby Zion case from 1996 (I was a PGY-4). It took years for many of the New York reforms to be adopted nationally. Many of the issues still exist, although many of the hourly reforms have helped. The biggest change was shifting critical decision making responsibility upwards from from interns and students to senior residents and attendings.
The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield – The New York Times
Anna didn’t want to keep her feelings secret. As far as she knew, neither did D.J. In recent weeks, their relationship had changed, and it wasn’t clear when or how to share the news. ”It’s your call,” she said to him in the lead-up to a meeting with his mother and older brother.