Lack of sleep puts patients at risk26th May 2010
The British Medical Association has released a report which warns that junior doctors could be putting their patients' lives in danger because of a lack of sleep.
The BMA in Scotland said junior staff were given rotas which included up to seven back-to-back shifts of 12.5 hours. The report said doctors should be given more sensible rotas and allowed regular rest breaks. Dr Gordon Lehany, chairman of BMA Scotland's junior doctors committee, said: "It is essential problems associated with irregular shifts are recognised and reduced."
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Title: Lack of sleep puts patients at risk
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 14985
Date Added: 26th May 2010