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Protected sleep time for US interns

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 05 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8224


In 2009 general medical interns at two US hospitals had to work one night in four. They began work at 7 am one morning and went home about 1 pm the following day, an overnight shift of roughly 30 hours. They got little sleep during shifts, so researchers conducted …

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