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So it also recommends:
Experienced physicians should more closely supervise residents.
Better overlap of schedules during shift changes to reduce chances for error as one doctor hands patients' care over to the next.
Increase mandatory days off each month, and extend hours off between shifts depending on how long the resident worked, during day or night.
The accreditation council didn't immediately say if it would follow the recommendations.
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