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Proficiency-based progression training: an ‘end to end’ model for decreasing error applied to achievement of effective epidural analgesia during labour: a randomised control study
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    Individual trainee failure rate

    Dear Brandon Togioka,
    Thanks for the interest in the article.
    We actually had similar question ourselves as the numbers were small. The following are the individual trainee failure rates in percentage.

    Trainee number Failure Rate (percentage) Group 1= group S, 2= Group P

    1. 20 1
    2. 10 1
    3. 0 1
    4. 30 1
    5. 10 1
    6. 30 1
    7. 40 1
    8. 30 1
    9. 10 2
    10. 0 2
    11. 0 2...

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    Request for more granular data
    • Brandon Togioka, Associate Professor in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine; Director of Clinical Research; Director OB Anesthesia Oregon Health and Science University

    I commend the authors for developing and validating this proficiency-based progression training. Epidural failures have a significant impact on patient satisfaction and at times patient safety on labor and delivery. The reduction in epidural failure realized through this program is impressive. I wonder if the authors could provide information on each trainees epidural failure rate. There is significant variance in the number of epidural placements that it takes for a trainee to achieve competence. I worry that one or two trainees in the simulation-only group with very high rates of epidural failure may have biased the results significantly. Seeing the epidural failure rates for each individual trainee would address this concern.

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