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Table 3 Triggers for feedback provision in the clinical ED setting

From: Clinical learning in the context of uncertainty: a multi-center survey of emergency department residents’ and attending physicians’ perceptions of clinical feedback

  Clinical teacher (n = 90) Residents (n = 54) p-value
N (%) N %
When the resident takes the initiative to seek feedback 85 (94.4) 48 (88.9) 0.2243
When the resident’s decision can cause harm to the patienta 82 (91.1) 36 (66.7) 0.0002
When there are changes to the patient’s condition 71 (78.9) 39 (72.2) 0.3618
When deciding on the patient’s disposition 71 (78.9) 48 (88.9) 0.1251
When there are new findings to the patient’s examination results 69 (76.7) 34 (63.0) 0.0777
When there are communication problemsa 68 (75.6) 19 (35.2) < 0.0001
When encountering unusual or rare medical cases 68 (75.6) 40 (74.1) 0.8424
After medical orders were given by the residenta 67 (74.4) 28 (51.9) 0.0056
After the resident’s initial evaluation of the patienta 57 (63.3) 17 (31.5) 0.0002
After a resident was observed to perform wella 28 (31.1) 5 (9.26) 0.0025
  1. aSignificantly different between two groups of participants. Comparison was done using Chi-square test