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Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Feb;40(1):164-71. doi: 10.1007/s40596-014-0128-5. Epub 2014 May 17.

The Systems SOAP Note: A Systems Learning Tool.

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1
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA. fumi.mitsuishi@ucsf.edu.
2
Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, Glen Oaks, NY, USA.
3
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Systems-based practice (SBP) is the only Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competency concerned with public health and is relatively neglected in residency curricula. A tool was developed and pilot-tested to improve SBP learning on inpatient psychiatry rotations.

METHODS:

A four-step approach was used: (1) literature review, (2) expert consultation, (3) tool development, and (4) pilot testing on four cases and evaluation for completion time and preliminary efficacy.

RESULTS:

Out of 51 SBP articles, six (12%) focused on psychiatric residency programs, and none had a practical SBP learning tool. The "systems SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment, plan) note" (S-SOAP) was structured after a clinical SOAP note and was easy to use (mean completion time = 60 min), and residents self-reported more insight into systems issues.

CONCLUSIONS:

The S-SOAP tool was effectively integrated into clinical experience and provided insight into systemic complexities. Future research should assess SBP knowledge acquisition after the use of such tools.

KEYWORDS:

Educational tools; Systems learning; Systems-based practice

PMID:
24838822
PMCID:
PMC4234704
DOI:
10.1007/s40596-014-0128-5
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