Journal of Biomedical Education / 2015 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

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

Table 4

Attitudes toward discharge summary teaching and feedback by training level.

Intern number (%)Resident number (%) value

How many times have you had formal education on how to create a discharge summary?
 Never15 (39.5)14 (34.1)0.81
 1-2 times18 (47.4)22 (53.7)
 3–5 times5 (13.1)4 (9.8)
 >5 times0 (0)1 (2.4)
How many times have you received formal feedback from your attending or resident on discharge summaries you have authored?
 Never17 (44.7)14 (34.1)0.52
 1-2 times10 (26.3)17 (41.5)
 3–5 times9 (23.7)9 (22.0)
 >5 times2 (5.3)1 (2.4)
Do you think that a teaching session on how to author quality discharge summaries would be useful?
 Yes24 (63.2)18 (43.9)0.24
 No4 (10.5)7 (17.1)
 I am not sure10 (26.3)16 (39.0)