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It is with great interest that we read the recent publication by Thomas et al 1 investigating ward-based patient care. They describe a study in which 28 medical students were randomised to either control (no intervention) or intervention (performance feedback and error management training) groups, performing simulated ward rounds complicated by environmental distractors. Significant reductions in errors were seen in both groups from the first to the second ward round, with a significantly greater reduction seen in the intervention group.
We thoroughly commend on their efforts to add to the body of literature for what …