• Increased physician supervision does not reduce medical errors

    4 monthes ago - By Healio

    Increasing direct attending supervision and participation during work rounds did not significantly impact the rate of medical errors or patient safety; rather it hindered resident education, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
    “While the relationship between resident work hours and patient safety has been extensively studied, little research has evaluated the role of attending physician supervision on patient safety,” Kathleen M. Finn, MD, from Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote.
    Finn and colleagues conducted a randomized clinical trial to
    Read more ...