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South African doctors protest long shifts by wearing coloured wristbands

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5338 (Published 04 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5338
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

Doctors in South Africa are demonstrating against the dangers of working long hours by wearing different coloured wristbands according to the number of hours they have worked.

In the campaign, organised by the South African Medical Association and largely involving junior doctors, red wristbands were worn by doctors who had worked …

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