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Incoming interns recognize inadequate physical examination as a cause of patient harm.

Russo S, Berg K, Davis J, et al. Incoming interns recognize inadequate physical examination as a cause of patient harm. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2020;7:2382120520928993. Epub 2020/06/25. doi: 10.1177/2382120520928993.

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July 15, 2020
Russo S, Berg K, Davis J, et al. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2020;7:238212052092899.

This study involving a survey of incoming interns found that nearly all medical interns believe that inadequate physical examination can lead to adverse events and that 45% have witnessed an adverse event due to inadequate examination. The authors propose a five-pronged intervention for improving physical examination training.

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Russo S, Berg K, Davis J, et al. Incoming interns recognize inadequate physical examination as a cause of patient harm. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2020;7:2382120520928993. Epub 2020/06/25. doi: 10.1177/2382120520928993.