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Letters European Working Time Directive

Was editorial written in interests of junior doctors?

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 10 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1587
  1. Paul J Caldwell, general practitioner1
  1. 1Bartholomew Medical Group, Goole DN14 6AW
  1. drpaulc{at}

    I note that for the editorial decrying the reduction in junior doctors’ hours to 48 a week1:

    • All the authors were senior doctors

    • Shift work, including a series of nights, is common in many walks of life, …

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