Journal Article
Study

Implementing a 48 h EWTD-compliant rota for junior doctors in the UK does not compromise patients' safety: assessor-blind pilot comparison.

Cappuccio FP; Bakewell A; Taggart FM; Ward G; Ji C; Sullivan JP; Edmunds M; Pounder R; Landrigan CP; Lockley SW; Peile E; Warwick EWTD Working Group.

Reform of trainee work hour restrictions in the United States and its relation to patient safety is an ongoing debate. This study discovered that implementing a 48-hour work week for 19 junior doctors in the United Kingdom led to increased sleep time and fewer medical errors but worse educational opportunities.