Does an outcome-based approach to continuing medical education improve physicians' competences in rational prescribing?

@article{Esmaily2009DoesAO,
  title={Does an outcome-based approach to continuing medical education improve physicians' competences in rational prescribing?},
  author={Hamideh M Esmaily and Carl Savage and Rezagoli Vahidi and Abolghasem Amini and Saeed Dastgiri and H{\aa}kan Hult and Lars Owe Dahlgren and Rolf A Wahlstrom},
  journal={Medical teacher},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 11},
  pages={e500-6}
}
BACKGROUND Continuing medical education (CME) is compulsory in Iran, and traditionally it is lecture-based, which is mostly not successful. Outcome-based education has been proposed for CME programs. AIM To evaluate the effectiveness of an outcome-based educational intervention with a new approach based on outcomes and aligned teaching methods, on knowledge and skills of general physicians (GPs) working in primary care compared with a concurrent CME program in the field of "Rational… CONTINUE READING

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