Study supports shorter clinical rotations in hospitals

12/6/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

Two-week and four-week clinical rotations led to similar rates of patient revisits after hospital discharge, but the shorter rotations could reduce stress and burnout for attending physicians who teach students, Chicago researchers reported in JAMA. Dr. Brian Lucas said education leaders find short rotations are disruptive and "truncate student-teacher relationships" but if they lower stress for attending physicians it could improve relationships with patients and care quality.

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