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Back to extremely long shifts for new surgeons? Study finds few negatives.
Washington Post

Allowing surgeons in training to work extremely long shifts without breaks had no effect on patient outcomes and created only minor dissatisfaction among the young doctors, research released Tuesday shows.

Patients’ rates of death, serious illness, infection, pneumonia and most other common post-operative complications were no worse in hospitals that permitted the novice doctors to work longer stints for the purposes of the nationwide study than in hospitals that limited work hours.