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The interesting report by Singh et al1 adds important data to understanding the factors behind errors in various training settings. It shines a bright light on factors related to teamwork, specifically, errors involving lack of supervision. This report also shows that errors occur in a variety of patient care settings. Patient care involving computer-based medical records may have unique error characteristics. However, an integrated electronic medical record may also offer new opportunities to both instruct and supervise trainees.
Brickner L, Clement M, Patton M. Resident Supervision and the Electronic Medical Record. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(10):1117-1118. doi:10.1001/archinte.168.10.1117-b