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Overworked?

Limiting residents' hours has helped relieve their exhaustion. But patients aren't yet much better off, and training may be suffering.

By Felicia Mello
Globe Correspondent / August 6, 2007

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Their stories are legion: young doctors-in-training, bleary-eyed from long shifts, crashing their cars or falling asleep during procedures. One family medicine resident tells shamefacedly of nodding off while delivering a baby. For Dr. Michael Mazzini, now a cardiology fellow at Boston Medical Center, the near miss came while he was a fresh-faced intern who had just pulled a string of ... (Full article: 1163 words)

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