0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Contempo Updates |

Continuing Medical Education and the Physician as a Learner:  Guide to the Evidence

Paul E. Mazmanian, PhD; David A. Davis, MD
JAMA. 2002;288(9):1057-1060. doi:10.1001/jama.288.9.1057.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Extract

Researchers of the past decade produced systematic reviews of continuing medical education (CME) and other strategies intended to change physician behavior and improve patient outcomes.27 The subjects of the reviews included such concepts as audit and feedback, chart-based reminders, clinical practice guidelines, and formal lectures. Defined as interventions to change the behavior of physicians, the effects of those strategies were inconsistent across practitioners, settings, and behaviors.38 As a result, in the midst of contemporary discussions about quality improvement and the effects of continuing education, there is no singularly effective method for improving physician performance.6,8 Physicians must accept responsibility for their own continuous learning: setting goals and selecting educational activities to achieve those goals. We searched the Research and Development Resource Base in Continuing Medical Education and the Specialised Register of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organization of Care group, supplemented by searches of MEDLINE from 1992 to February 2002 for systematic reviews and evidence of CME and its effect on both physicians and CME planners.

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Web of Science® Times Cited: 224

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();