Journal Article

Can medical students identify a potentially serious acetaminophen dosing error in a simulated encounter? A case control study.

Dudas RA; Barone MA.

In this educational simulation study using a standardized patient, 89% of medical students did not detect that parents had inadvertently provided an acetaminophen overdose to their child, and approximately one-third failed to ask about the use of over-the-counter medications. Students who had completed a patient safety course prior to the simulation did not perform any better than those that had not.