Posted: May 14, 2012

A Brief Structured Peer-to-Peer Feedback Intervention to Improve the Quality of Resident Discharge Summaries

Description

High quality communication between physician and patient is necessary for a safe hospital discharge, and is accomplished primarily through the discharge summary. First year medical residents are often charged with completing discharge summaries with little formal training, leading to inconsistent quality of documentation. This poster describes a peer-to-peer feedback session for PGY1 residents developed to strengthen skills in writing discharge summaries. This session allowed interns to identify their strengths and weaknesses in writing concise and accurate discharge summaries, and was a high yield mechanism for promoting learning and retention.



*Presented at 2012 Integrating Quality Meeting Poster Session

Keywords

Resident, GME, Process Improvement, Quality Improvement, Peer Mentor, Feedback, Integrating Quality (IQ), Evaluation, Discharge

Authors

Krishan Soni, MD, MBA, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

Mia Lozada, MD, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

Michelle Schneidermann, MD, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center


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