Burned-out junior doctors fear they’ll accidentally harm patients

Two-thirds of junior doctors working in NSW hospitals are so exhausted they’re worried they’ll make a medical mistake that could potentially harm their patients, or come to harm themselves.

More than 61 per cent of doctors in training were concerned they would make a clinical error due to fatigue caused by the hours they worked, reports the 2019 Hospital Health Check Survey of 1,958 junior doctors.

  • Kate Aubusson
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

More than 56 per cent of junior doctors were concerned about their own health or safety because of the hours they work.

The survey was conducted by …

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