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BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 29 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1162

French doctors to strike: Medical interns in 22 of the 26 university hospital centres in France have called for a strike to protest against long hours of uninterrupted duty. Interns, now working 60-70 hours a week, want their emergency duty gradually reduced to 48 hours a week and their pay increased if they have to work longer hours. …

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