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Put residents at the center of quality improvement initiatives

Residency Program Alert, August 1, 2008

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Whether you commit an error or witness another member of a healthcare team committing one, reporting it can be uncomfortable. It can lead to embarrassment, conflict, and punishment.

“There’s some data out there saying that doctors in general are incredibly poor reporters [of adverse events],” says Paul Foster, MD, FACP, internal medicine residency program director at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC).

However, you can instill different reporting habits in your residents.

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