Do shorter hours for doctors equal better care for patients?

Can doctors focus on patient care and be well rested?

Would you feel safe going to the hospital knowing your doctor had 20 minutes of sleep over the past 24 hours?

“To be honest, I don’t really know if this is better or worse,” she said, recounting how she felt she was signing over responsibility for her patients more often than she ever imagined she would, missing key events in their hospital course and even getting dismissed during the middle of a patient’s operation in order to stay within the limits on work hours.

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