In many rural hospitals around the country, young doctors are shouldering responsibilities that far outweigh their years and experience. This situation is not only unsustainable, it can also have harmful and potentially fatal consequences for patients in rural areas. This was one of the issues raised at a two-day meeting of health care workers who attended the Rural Doctors Association of South Africa held in Hartswater in the North West Province at the weekend.

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