The Acute Care Assessment Tool: a new assessment in acute medicine


  • Gavin Johnson,

  • Winnie Wade,

  • James Barrett,

  • Mike Jones

  • The environment of acute medicine is a rich resource for learning

  • The European Working Time Directive (EWTD)…has had a controversial impact on the training of doctors

  • Trainees appreciated getting feedback on their performance during the take

  • Trainees and supervisors felt that the ACAT resulted in the trainee identifying areas for development

  • This study demonstrates that the ACAT has merits as a formative assessment of the practice of acute medicine