New doctors could get shorter shifts under new proposal

AP/USA Today, June 25, 2010
Patients will be told when they're being treated by rookie doctors, who would get shorter shifts, and better supervision under proposed work changes for medical residents. The draft regulations aim to promote patient safety and reduce medical errors by enhancing work conditions for sometimes sleep-deprived junior physicians. The proposal slightly revises regulations adopted seven years ago and would have the biggest impact on interns.

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