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According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, having attending physicians participate on work rounds does not reduce the rate of medical errors made by medical residents in a large academic hospital. In fact, data show that a larger attending physician presence may negatively affect resident education, since residents often feel intimidated and less empowered to make decisions.
The trial included 22 attending physicians, who provided either increased direct supervision in which they joined work rounds or standard supervision in which they were available but did not join work rounds. Doctors provided both forms of supervision in random order. The analysis included 1,259 patients, with 5,772 patient-days. The research found that medical mistake rates did not substantially differ between standard and increased supervision.