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Journal Article

Resident uncertainty in clinical decision making and impact on patient care: a qualitative study.

Farnan JM, Johnson JK, Meltzer DO, et al. Quality & safety in health care. 2008;17:122-6.

This study used critical incident analysis techniques to explore how internal medicine residents handled clinical decision-making, with specific attention to how authority gradients affected when residents asked for advice and whom they approached for assistance.