European Working Time Directive faces challenges

Villaneuva, Tiago
January 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/12/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE39
Academic Journal
The article reports that the Working Time Directive of the European Union (EU) faces challenges. It informs that the European Working Time Directive has been aimed to provide labour protection to doctors and also sets minimum standards in relation to working hours, rest periods and annual leave. It was adopted in 1993, amended in 2003. It informs about the new 48 hour work week for European doctors and says that the patient safety has been substantially improved by this.


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