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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, et al. QJM. 2009;102.

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.