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Journal Article

Self-reported patient safety competence among Canadian medical students and postgraduate trainees: a cross-sectional survey.

Doyle P, VanDenKerkhof EG, Edge DS, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2015;24:135-41.

This study surveyed graduating medical students in Canada regarding their perceptions of patient safety competence. Respondents voiced significant concerns about their knowledge and skills in patient safety. In particular, students expressed concern about the effect of authority gradients on their ability to identify unsafe situations.