The Declining Number and Variety of Procedures Done by General Internists: A Resurvey of Members of the American College of Physicians

@article{Wigton2007TheDN,
  title={The Declining Number and Variety of Procedures Done by General Internists: A Resurvey of Members of the American College of Physicians},
  author={Robert S. Wigton and Patrick C. Alguire},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={146},
  pages={355-360}
}
Knowing which procedural skills general internists use in practice is important. Residency training programs need to know which procedures residents should master to prepare them for practice, and credentialing bodies need to know what procedures an internist is likely to do. The skill with which internists do procedures can affect patient safety and the accuracy of the diagnostic information obtained. A survey of members of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in 1986 found that general… CONTINUE READING

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