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Table 2 Bivariate associations (Spearman’s rho) between patient acuity (1), biological biomarker (2), work-related exhaustion (3), feedback (4) and reported near-misses (5); n = 28

From: The association between attendings’ feedback and residents’ reporting of near-misses

  Mean SD 1 2 3 4 5
1 Patient acuity 3 1.92     
2 Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha 52.06 184.68 0.23    
3 Work-related exhaustion 62.50 21.22 − 0.06 − 0.11   
4 Feedback 70.63 16.06 − 0.14 0.02 − 0.15  
5 Near-misses (resident reports) 0.29 0.54 0.56 ** 0.25 − 0.16 0.24
  1. SD: standard deviation; **p < 0.01