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Most of the 300 doctors in training rotas exempted from the 48 hour limit on working time imposed by the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) are now compliant.
Most medical students feel they lack the skills and legal knowledge required to challenge poor clinical practice and promote better patient care.
Reducing doctors' working hours from over 80 a week does not seem to have adversely affected patient safety and has had limited impact on postgraduate training in the United States.
Survey of medical students at University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin-Madison shows strong interest in role-playing and strategy games for doctor training.
Specialist medical training programmes should retain some flexibility to help trainee doctors make the right career choices.
People admitted to English hospitals in an emergency on the first Wednesday in August have, on average, a six percent higher mortality rate than people admitted on the previous Wednesday, according to research published in PLoS ONE September 22.
More than 100 doctors in the Australian state of Queensland say their long work hours leave them dangerously exhausted. The Brisbane Courier Mail said in its Monday edition that the Queensland doctors reported their troublesome working conditions in a confidential survey and one doctor admitted the
By Yvonne Cook The Open University is supporting a new medical school in Ethiopia that's also providing a base for distance learning. Yvonne Cook reports Ethiopia has a population of 84 million people, and fewer than 1,800 qualified doctors.
RESEARCHERS at Warwick Medical School have found that reducing the hours of junior doctors does not compromise patients' safety Their study found it could even dramatically cut mistakes on wards.
The European working time directive may put doctors' and patients' lives at risk, warn experts in this week's BMJ.