[The 60 hour week in surgery: possible or impossible?].

  title={[The 60 hour week in surgery: possible or impossible?].},
  author={Michael Dusmet and Matthieu Reymond and Michele Merlini},
  journal={Helvetica chirurgica acta},
  volume={59 5-6},
The number of hours of work per week by doctors is the subject of great controversy in many countries. This has led to restrictive legislation in several states or countries (New York and Great Britain, for example) which is both cumbersome and restrictive. We have polled the Swiss surgeons (both trained and in training) in teaching hospitals on this subject with a questionnaire which also covered some other aspects of training. A majority wishes that the working week be limited (to 60 h/week… CONTINUE READING

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