To study the primary health care physician's perception of the need for continuing medical education, current continuing medical education activities and problems faced.
A cross-sectional survey using a confidential, self-administered, and pre-tested questionnaire was conducted.
The questionnaire was mailed to 441 primary care physicians practicing in health centers in 4 regions in Saudi Arabia.
Methods of continuing medical education currently practiced, reasons preventing continuing medical education activities, content of continuing medical education as perceived by the physicians and factors affecting the easiness of keeping up-to-date were included.
The overall response rate was 66%. The majority of physicians practiced private reading (88%). attended lectures and presentations (59%) and discussion meetings in health centers (56%). as methods of continuing medical education.
The main reasons for not attending continuing medical education activities were lack of time (59%), and pressure of work (52%). The majority of physicians would like to acquire more knowledge on clinical subjects (pediatrics 81%, emergency medicine 76%, Obstetrics/Gynecology 61% and dermatology 65%). For the future, the preferred methods for continuing medical education were clinical experience in hospitals (76%), lectures and presentations (70%) and private reading (63%). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Besoin, Enseignement, Formation permanente, Médecin généraliste, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Evaluation, Homme, Questionnaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Need, Teaching, Continuing education, General practitioner, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Evaluation, Human, Questionnaire
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0025510
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 31/05/1999.