Table 1

Mean number of procedures and specific patient encounters during three-year residency as documented by handwritten versus PDA method.

Procedure

Handwritten Cohort

PDA cohort

P value


Arthrocentesis

2.5

2.0

0.48

Cardioversion/Defibrillation

26.5

11.5

0.001

Central line

72.0

76.0

0.76

Chest tube

17.5

15.5

0.18

Conscious sedation

0.03

24.0

0.001

Cricothyrotomy

2.0

0.5

0.16

Dislocation

16.0

13.0

0.20

DPL

2.0

2.5

0.63

Endotracheal intubation

115.5

102.0

0.18

Fracture reduction/ Splint

64.5

56.5

0.38

Internal pacing

5.5

4.0

0.34

Laceration repair

180.5

149.5

0.06

Lumbar puncture

39.5

33.0

0.20

Nasal packing

7.5

4.5

0.67

Open chest cardiac massage

1.0

0.5

0.51

Pericardiocentesis

2.5

2.0

0.63

Thoracentesis

0.0

3.0

0.001

Ultrasound

0.0

24.5

0.001

Vaginal delivery

26

31

0.10

Unstable adult medical

509.5

418.5

0.13

Unstable adult surgical

230.5

87.5

0.14

Unstable pediatric medical

117.0

35.5

0.01

Unstable pediatric surgical

34.0

20.0

0.18

Patient Follow-up

29.5

57.0

0.59


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