30 November 2005

Medical Resident Hours

There is some fine commentary on the long hours worked by medical residents (which harms patients) here.

The 120 hour a week limit and 36 hour shifts which used to be the norm have been reduced to 80 hours a week and 24 hour shifts (88 and 30 hours, respectively, in certain cases). The "romance" of the long hours (and not at all "rational") is explained.

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