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  1. Does CME work ? An analysis of the effect of educational activities on physician performance or health care outcomes.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Effective Educational Techniques for Primary Care Providers : Application to the Management of Psychiatric Disorders. Conference. Hanover, NH, USA, 1997/06/27.


    To answer the question, « does CME work ? » by reviewing the effectiveness of continuing medical education (CME) and other related educational methods on objectively-determined physician performance and/or health care outcomes.

    These interventions include educational materials, formal, planned CME activities or programs, outreach visits such as academic detailing, opinion leaders, patient-mediated strategies, audit and feedback, reminders, or a combination of these strategies.


    MEDLINE, ERIC, NTIS, the Research and Development Resource Base in CME and other relevant data sources including review articles were searched for relevant terms, from 1975 to 1994.

    Of those articles retrieved, randomized controlled trials of educational strategies or interventions which objectively assessed physician performance and/or health care outcomes were selected for review.

    Data were extracted from each article about the specialty of the physician targeted, the clinical subject of the intervention, the setting and the nature of the educational method, and the presence or degree of needs assessment or barriers to change.


    More than two-thirds of the studies (70%) displayed a change in physician performance, while almost half (48%) of interventions produced a change in health care outcomes. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Formation permanente, Médecin généraliste, Soin santé primaire, Programme enseignement, Aptitude professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Article synthèse, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Continuing education, General practitioner, Primary health care, Educational program, Vocational aptitude, Health staff, Review, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0440492

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 25/01/1999.