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 medical students, Chicago researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Brian Lucas said education leaders find short rotations are disruptive and "truncate student-teacher relationships," but if they lower stress for attending physicians, they could improve care quality and relationships with patients.

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