Richard G. Evans

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BACKGROUND Individual physician performance assessment is a vital part of the medical regulation debate. In this context, the patient perspective is seen as a potentially valid component. Yet, the theoretical and empirical evidence base for such patient assessments is unclear. OBJECTIVES To identify and evaluate instruments designed to assess patients'(More)
BACKGROUND Despite policy and financial support for patient-experience surveys as feedback to modify clinical practice, their benefits and other effects remain unclear. AIM This study aimed to examine the perspective of GPs who have engaged with such tools. METHOD Qualitative semi-structured interviews with 30 GPs across south Wales, UK. The transcripts(More)
BACKGROUND Periodic assessment of clinician performance or 'revalidation' is being actively considered to reassure the public that doctors are 'up to date and fit to practice'. There is, therefore, increasing interest in how to assess individual clinician performance in a valid and reliable way. The use of peer assessment questionnaires is one of the(More)
Diethyldithiocarbamate (DDC), a chelating agent known to reduce levels of Superoxide dismutase and glutathione perox-idase, appears to protect irradiated monolayers of mammalian cells when present for 1 hr before and during irradiation. To examine a possible cause of this modification, the repair of potentially lethal X-ray damage was examined with and(More)
Objectives To identify existing instruments for rating peers (professional colleagues) in medical practice and to evaluate them in terms of how they have been developed, their validity and reliability, and their appropriateness for use in clinical settings, including primary care. Design Systematic literature review. Data sources Electronic search(More)
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