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Table 1 Study participants, cases and case episodes*

From: Assessment of the potential impact of a reminder system on the reduction of diagnostic errors: a quasi-experimental study

Grade of subject
  Consultant (%) Registrar (%) SHO (%) Student (%) Total Case episodes Cases
Subjects invited to participate 27 (27.8) 33 (34) 20 (20.6) 17 (17.5) 97   
Subjects who attempted at least one case (attempters) 18 (23.7) 24 (31.6) 19 (25) 15 (19.7) 76 751 24
Subjects who attempted at least six cases 16 (25.8) 18 (29) 15 (24.2) 13 (20.9) 62 715 24
Subjects who completed all 12 cases (completers) 15 (28.8) 14 (26.9) 10 (19.2) 13 (25) 52 624 24
Regular DSS users (usage > once/week) 2 1 3 0 6   
  1. * Since each case was assessed more than once, each attempt by a subject at a case was termed as a 'case episode'.