TABLE 2

Training and Education Comparisons (N = 127)

VariableClinical Educators Should Teach About Resource UtilizationI Know How To Provide Cost-effective CareI Am Qualified To Teach Residents About Effective Resource UtilizationI Have Received Training Regarding Resource UtilizationResidents Should Participate in a Cost-effective Care Curriculum
Agree (n = 118 (93%])Neutral (n = 2 (2%])Disagree (n = 7 (6%])Agree (n = 116 (91%])Neutral (n = 11 (9%])Disagree (n = 0)Agree (n = 103 (81%])Neutral (n = 22 (17%])Disagree (n = 2 (2%])Yes (n = 28 (22%])No (n = 99 (78%])Agree (n = 115 (91%])Neutral (n = 8 (6%])Disagree (n = 4 (3%])
Resident interaction
 All the time (n = 70 [55%])67 (96)03 (4)62 (89)8 (11)058 (83)11 (16)1 (1)17 (24)53 (76)62 (89)6 (9)2 (3)
 Sometimes (n = 42 [33%])36 (86)2 (5)4 (10)39 (93)3 (7)035 (83)7 (17)011 (26)31 (74)39 (93)1 (2)2 (5)
 Never (n = 15 [12%])15 (100)0015 (100)0010 (67)4 (27)1 (7)015 (100)14 (93)1 (7)0
P = .187P = .439P = .346P = .071P = .672
Hospital type
 Community (n = 24 [19%])21 (88)1 (4)2 (8)23 (96)1 (4)021 (88)3 (13)04 (17)20 (83)23 (96)1 (4)0
 Academic (n = 103 [81%])97 (94)1 (1)5 (5)93 (90)10 (10)082 (80)19 (18)2 (2)24 (23)79 (77)92 (89)7 (7)4 (4)
P = .308P = .689P = .714P = .592P = 1.00
Years of experience
 0–5 (n = 52 [41%])49 (94)1 (2)2 (4)44 (85)8 (15)039 (75)12 (23)1 (2)11 (21)41 (79)47 (90)3 (6)2 (4)
 6–10 (n = 35 [28%])33 (94)02 (6)32 (91)3 (9)027 (77)7 (20)1 (3)10 (29)25 (71)31 (89)3 (9)1 (3)
 >10 (n = 40 [31%])3 (7.5)1 (2.5)36 (90)40 (100)0037 (93)3 (7)07 (17)33 (83)37 (93)2 (5)1 (2)
P = .944P = .017*P = .149P = .505P = .966
  • Results are presented as n (%). Within-group comparisons with responses to survey questions pertaining to education and training. All questions were asked by using a Likert scale with agree/neutral/disagree except for the question regarding their own training, which was simply yes/no. Survey statements for these data are as follows: 1. Part of the job of a clinical educator includes educating learners about efficient utilization of resources. 2. I know how to provide cost-effective care. 3. I am qualified to teach residents about the efficient utilization of resources. 4. I have received formal training regarding effective use of hospital resources. 5. Residents should participate in a curriculum focusing on cost-effective care as part of their training.

  • * Denotes a P value <.05.