Healthcare system held together by inexperienced junior doctors

Medical graduates with one or two years of practical experience are holding South Africa’s public healthcare system together – but are falling apart themselves, says a Sunday Times report.

With workloads estimated to have tripled over the past few years, interns are often left running entire hospital units. They are supervised by seniors – equally burdened registrars with three to five years’ experience – while consultants are available for off-site telephone consultation….more

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