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Senior house officers and foundation year doctors in emergency medicine: do they perform equally? A prospective observational study
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    ''Productivity''

    This is an interesting paper. I have wondered about the implication of FY2 doctors being in the emergency setting myself.

    As a FY2, I have ran most of the patients that i have clerked by a senior when I first started work. However at the end of the day there were no difference between the no. of patients that I saw and the no. that a ST2 saw.

    I also agree that on a busy day (in EAU), the registrars do p...

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    productivity

    I read the study with interest but felt that there was no way of knowing what type of patient cases the productivity was being based on. By this I mean that it is very possible that the SHOs and FY2s saw different cases mixes, ie one saw more simple minor injuries than the other. Also I could not see a mention as to the varying experiences of the FY2s and SHOs, were the SHOs all first year SHOs and had some of them no...

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