Letters Fatigue and risk

Loneliness and tiredness resulting from the European Working Time Regulations

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5775 (Published 22 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5775
  1. John Black, retired surgeon and past president, Royal College of Surgeons
  1. Malvern WR14 2JW, UK
  1. johnblackmalvern{at}gmail.com

After analysing the effect of working hours and fatigue on performance in the workplace, Greig and Snow conclude that the European Working Time Regulations (EWTR) for doctors should not be loosened.1 They did not discuss work intensity or …

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