Junior doctors' shifts and sleep deprivation: No easy solution exists

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7515.514-a (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:514
  1. Sashidhar Yeluri, senior house officer, basic surgical training scheme (sashi_yeluri@yahoo.com),
  2. Guneesh Dadayal, foundation year 1 trainee
  1. Harrogate District Hospital, Harrogate HG2 7SA
  2. Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield WF1 4EE

    EDITOR—We found the article by Murray et al and the responses interesting.1 2 The impact of the new shifts is strongest on training, continuity of patient care, and the safety of doctors and patients. In a six month post, three weeks of night shifts (with almost no training) are followed by three weeks off by way of …

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