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Research on resident supervision by Center members Drs. Singh and Thomas cited in new report by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Studies of closed malpractice claims have implicated lack of supervision, handover practices, and general communications issues as the major factors contributing to errors in teaching settings. Beyond establishing new limits on resident hours, the standards drafted by the task force emphasize the importance of faculty supervision and teaching, improvement of the patient handover process, and education of residents about how to manage alertness as part of their professional obligation. NEJM paper

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