Formal teaching can reduce serious errors in interpretation

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6977.468 (Published 18 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:468
  1. P A Woodmansey,
  2. T White,
  3. K S Channer
  1. Research registrar Medical student Consultant cardiologist

    EDITOR,—We were not surprised by the results of Hugh Montgomery and colleagues' study of doctors' ability to interpret electrocardiograms.1 We have audited the ability of senior house officers to interpret electrocardiograms in an accident and emergency department.2 We found that only 114 of 245 traces were interpreted correctly but that management was seriously affected by misinterpretation in only …

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