Journal of Marine Medical Society

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 76--78

Duty hours for post-graduate resident doctors need for change


Sushil Kumar 
 Command Medical Officer, Western Naval Command, Mumbai, India

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Post Graduate training involves Patient care, education and administrative activities. But in today's modern life, the patient doctor ratio is so high that it leads to long working hours among PG residents which leads to fatigue & stress, which ultimately affects the care-giver as well as the patients. A survey was done among 20 PG residents to analyse performance, behavior, attitude and practices in patient care by PG Residents and to understand the affliction of their personal life. It was found that the PG Residents are working for an average time of 110 hrs/week ranging from 80–132 hours/week. It was also found to affect their performance, self-care, needle stick injuries & personal life.


How to cite this article:
Kumar S. Duty hours for post-graduate resident doctors need for change.J Mar Med Soc 2013;15:76-78


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Kumar S. Duty hours for post-graduate resident doctors need for change. J Mar Med Soc [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Nov 28 ];15:76-78
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