Trainee doctors dangerously tired

Some 40% of trainee doctors are overtired and one in five risks developing burn-out, the Volkskrant reports this morning. Quoting a report for healthcare magazine Medisch Contact, the paper says the trainee doctors work an average 51 hours a week and have to cope with high-pressure environments. Some claim to work more than 80 hours a week.

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