Residency

Mind the gaps

Residency Program Insider, May 16, 2014

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Dermatology residency programs need to address some resident and faculty behaviors that compromise patient safety, a recent study suggests.
 
A 2012 survey of dermatology residents published in a recent issue of JAMA identified several practices that may undermine patient safety. Of 142 dermatology residents surveyed at a national meeting:
  • 45% said they failed to report needle-stick injuries they incurred during practice
  • 83% admitted to copying and pasting information from a medical record without verifying its validity
  • 60% said they worked with at least one attending physician who intimidates residents
  • 78% have seen an attending physician purposefully disregard patient safety procedures
 
The study’s authors write that dermatology programs may need to adjust their curriculum and attending physicians’ behavior to address these gaps in patient safety.



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