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BACKGROUND Computing and biomedical informatics technologies are providing almost instantaneous access to vast amounts of possibly relevant information. Although students are entering medical school with increasingly sophisticated basic technological skills, medical educators must determine what curricular enhancements are needed to prepare learners for the(More)
BACKGROUND Communication failures in healthcare teams are associated with medical errors and negative health outcomes. These findings have increased emphasis on training future health professionals to work effectively within teams. The Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) communication training model, widely(More)
This paper describes a 1988-1989 collaborative mail survey of faculty opinion about clinical behaviors and skills that students should be expected to demonstrate prior to graduation from undergraduate medical school (hereafter called "exit objectives"). Selected faculty from 12 American and Canadian medical schools indicated whether each of 77 objectives(More)
This paper describes a collaborative survey of Chinese medical school teacher opinion concerning clinical behaviours and skills that Chinese students should be expected to demonstrate prior to graduation from medical school. Selected teachers from four Chinese medical schools indicated whether each of 77 objectives was: essential for every student to know(More)
Pager-based activity sampling (PAS) is described as a cost-effective and unobtrusive method for sampling residents' activities in clinical settings. A sample program evaluation is presented using residents in an urban children's hospital resident-training program. The purposes of the program evaluation were: (a) to establish a behavioral baseline that would(More)
To determine if the actual rate of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been decreasing in Washington state, CABG and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedure rates from 1987 to 2001 were age- and gender-adjusted and standardized to the year 2000 to normalize case rates for changes in population demographics. CABG rates remained stable(More)
BACKGROUND Patients want all their concerns heard, but physicians fear losing control of time and interrupt patients before all concerns are raised. OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that when physicians were trained to use collaborative upfront agenda setting, visits would be no longer, more concerns would be identified, fewer concerns would surface late in the(More)