Study authors performed a case-control study using closed medical malpractice claims from Candello. They concluded that, “among claims involving physician trainees, procedures were common and often associated with inadequate supervision.” Authors recommend that the training directors of surgical specialties can use insights from this study to improve resident supervision policies.
Read the full-text study published in the peer-review journal, Academic Medicine.
An Examination of Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Physician Trainees
Myers LC, Gartland RM, Skillings J, Heard L, Bittner EA, Einbinder J, Metlay JP, Mort E. An Examination of Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Physician Trainees. Acad Med. 2020 Aug;95(8):1215-1222. doi: 10.1097/ ACM.0000000000003117. PMID: 31833853.