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Excessive Work Hours of Physicians in Training in El Salvador: Putting Patients at Risk

  • Kenneth R Fern├índez Taylor
  • Published: July 17, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040205

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Still a victim

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:13 GMT

Author: Ernesto Martin-Menjivar
Position: Surgery Resident
Institution: Cruz Roja Mexicana Trauma Center, Mexico City
E-mail: ernestomartinm@hotmail.com
Submitted Date: September 05, 2007
Published Date: September 6, 2007
This comment was originally posted as a “Reader Response” on the publication date indicated above. All Reader Responses are now available as comments.

Congratulations on your state of the art article and thank you for your interest and efforts for changing things around in El Salvador.

I was once a victim of such a system in Hospital San Rafael and still a victim of such a system in Mexico. Definitely those politics must change in favor of the patient's wellbeing since, as a tired student and as a tired resident, I have made big mistakes and decision making directly affecting patients prognosis and results.

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