How long has your doctor been on duty? Groups protest idea of 28-hour shifts

From the Tribune:

Several groups are speaking out against a proposal to allow new doctors to work up to 28-hour shifts — an idea that’s raised questions about patient safety, physician well-being and what’s necessary to train great doctors.

Supporters say boosting the maximum number of work hours allowed doesn’t affect patient care and can lead to better educational opportunities for new physicians, while critics of the proposal say it’s dangerous for patients and doctors

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