Determining physicians' performance. Continuing medical education and other interacting variables.

@article{Sanazaro1983DeterminingPP,
  title={Determining physicians' performance. Continuing medical education and other interacting variables.},
  author={Paul J. Sanazaro},
  journal={Evaluation & the health professions},
  year={1983},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={
          197-210
        }
}
Participation in formal continuing medical education (CME) is required by many organizations and state governments as the foremost means of assuring the quality of medical care. Analysis of the literature reveals that CME in all its forms is effective in improving competence, i.e., the ability to provide good care. However, that competence is not regularly reflected in physicians' habitual performance in the care of patients. A number of factors are known to narrow the gap between competence… CONTINUE READING
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