Junior doctors' shifts and sleep deprivation: New on-call rotas do not workBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7515.514 (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:514
- Nicholas Akerman, specialist registrar in anaesthetics (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough YO12 6QL
EDITOR—Clearly the editorial by Murray et al on junior doctors' shifts has struck a chord with many, as on-call rotas are something close to many doctors hearts.1 2 To most it seems the grass is not greener on the other side.
Having worked most rotas, be it a traditional one in four, with full weekends, to partial, hybrid, and full …