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Continuing Medical Education: A survey of consultant psychiatrists' attitudes and practices

  • Peter Brook (a1) and Richard Wakeford (a2)
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Despite some general interest in the development and evaluation of continuing education for health professionals, the voluminous research literature on the subject is unfortunately equivocal as to exactly what approaches work and in which situations. In 1977, Bertram and Brookes-Bertram reviewed 113 studies of continuing medical education (CME): they found that three out of the eight studies which they judged as acceptably designed showed persistent positive effects. More recently, of six studies which examined the effect of CME upon the quality of care, half reported positive effects and half reported no effect, although all the studies demonstrated cognitive improvements.

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1. Abrahamson, S. (1984) Evaluation of continuing education for the health professions: the state of the art. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 7, 324.
2. Bertram, D. A. & Brookes-Bertram, P. A. (1977) The evaluation of continuing medical education: a literature review. Health Education Monographs, 5, 330362.
3. Davies, I. J. T. (1981) The assessment of continuing medical education. Scottish Medical Journal, 26, 125134.
4. Quick, S. K., Robinowitz, C. B. & Wilson, P. T. (1981). Results of the APA self-assessment program. American Journal of Psychiatry, 138, 15871591.
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Continuing Medical Education: A survey of consultant psychiatrists' attitudes and practices

  • Peter Brook (a1) and Richard Wakeford (a2)
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