Patient Safety Update: AHRQ’s Patient Safety Network Examines Clinical Training and Patient Safety for Medical ResidentsAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sent this bulletin at 08/26/2013 03:59 PM EDT
A patient safety primer by AHRQ’s Patient Safety Network (PSNet) provides background on physician work hours and patient safety. The primer describes 2010 recommendations by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to reduce extended work shifts for first year physicians and add increased oversight by more senior physicians. It also suggests that if duty hours are further reduced, simulation training may be a viable alternative to improve residents’ technical, cognitive and teamwork skills.
To access the full patient safety primer, titled “Physician Work Hours and Patient Safety,” go to: http://psnet.ahrq.gov/primer.aspx?primerID=19.Patient Safety for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This information has recently been updated, and is now available.