Journal Article

Development and testing of an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) to assess socio-cultural dimensions of patient safety competency.

Ginsburg LR; Tregunno D; Norton PG; Smee S; de Vries I; Sebok SS; VanDenKerkhof EG; Luctkar-Flude M; Medves J.

This educational study found that an objective structured medical examination, in which a learner's interaction with a standardized patient is observed by a trained clinician, can reliably assess learner competence in safety culture. This suggests that safety culture cases could be added to existing clinical examinations in patient safety.