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End-of-rotation resident transitions linked to increased patient mortality

Residency Program Insider, December 16, 2016

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A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that end-of-rotation transitions may pose higher risks to internal medicine patients when residents are involved. Researchers examined more than 230,000 patients admitted to 10 Veterans Affairs hospitals and found in-hospital mortality was 3.5% when first year residents were involved and 4% when first year and senior residents were involved, compared to about 2% with a control group.

Source: JAMA
 



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