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No More 30-Hour Shifts For Young Doctors; Medical Errors Persist08:30

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(ReSurge International)
(ReSurge International)

For decades it's been a rite of passage for new doctors: the 30-hour hospital shift. Concern about medical errors prompted regulators to ban the practice last month, but one doctor at UMass Medical Center says the problem is far from fixed.


  • Darshak Sanghavi, chief of pediatric cardiology, UMass Medical School

This segment aired on August 8, 2011.

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