New York's junior doctors work illegally long hours

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 30 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1625
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    Junior doctors in New York State routinely work in excess of the state's legal limits, according to a survey released by the New York State Department of Health.

    The survey was based on surprise visits made by health department inspectors at 12 teaching hospitals in New York over a period of four days. It was the first investigation into residents' working hours since limits were placed on the working week in 1989. Overall, 563 resident doctors were interviewed, 211 …

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