Journal of Biomedical Education / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Assessing Origins of Quality Gaps in Discharge Summaries: A Survey of Resident Physician Attitudes

Table 2

Utilization of discharge summary by clinical setting and training level.

Intern number (%)Resident number (%) value

Frequency of discharge summary use in the outpatient setting
 Never10 (26.3)8 (19.5)<0.001
 1–5 times19 (50)7 (17.1)
 6–10 times6 (15.8)1 (2.4)
 >10 times3 (7.9)25 (61.0)
Frequency of discharge summary use in the inpatient setting
 Never1 (2.6)0 (0)<0.001
 1–5 times8 (21.1)4 (9.7)
 6–10 times9 (23.7)2 (4.9)
 >10 times20 (52.6)35 (85.4)