Does weekly direct observation and formal feedback improve intern patient care skills development? A randomized controlled trial.


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Direct observation (DO) is considered to be an effective way to evaluate patient care. This study assesses if weekly direct observation with formal feedback (DO-FF) increases (1) clinical skills and (2) comfort with patient care skills (CWPCS) during the first 12 weeks of internship. METHODS A single-blinded, stratified… (More)


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