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Hosp Med. 1998 Jan;59(1):72-4.

Is the new deal compatible with good training? A survey of senior house officers.


A survey of senior house officers revealed that the New Deal on junior doctors' hours had not been fully achieved, and that education and training was variable. The report explores the relationship between hours and intensity of work, experience gained, and the educational quality of posts. It suggests that the acquisition of experience has more to do with working in a well-organized, well-supervised educational environment than with putting in long hours or doing without sleep. It concludes that the New Deal is compatible with good training.

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