Errors more common in teaching hospitals at start of academic year

The rate of medical errors among medical interns and residents at teaching hospitals is significantly greater at the beginning of the academic year regardless of trainees’ level of clinical experience, according to a study published in BMJ.

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(SOURCES: Advisory Board Daily Briefing, http://advisory.com, October 20, 2009; Reuters, http://reuters.com, accessed October 23, 2009)