CME in the News and on the Blogs December 14, 2009

December 15, 2009 at 7:05 pm Leave a comment

Note: This article addresses the issue of doctors keeping up to date. It is worth a read. CME is mentioned. We all are aware that knowing is not enough. But not physicians not knowing may be hazardous to my health.

Doctor’s Orders: Practicing Evidence-Based Medicine Is a Challenge
By Todd Neale, Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Published: December 12, 2009

With the amount of research being published in medical journals and presented at meetings, it should not be surprising when a new finding slips by a busy physician.

Nor should it be surprising, then, that some decisions about patient care might be made without benefit of the most recent evidence………….”

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NOTE: You need to read this next one. Regardless of your position on this issue you’ll find some of the opinions held by Dr. Brodkey interesting to say the least. A fact check could prove to be interesting on this one. And some of  the opinions expressed show a definite bias.

A Question of Ethics: An Expert Interview With Amy Brodkey, MD
From Medscape Psychiatry and Mental Health, December 12, 2009, by Pippa Wysong

“Medicine is fraught with questions relating to the ethics of relationships between physicians and industry. Should doctors accept gifts from industry, and does it matter if it’s something small like a pen or free lunch? At what point can interactions with industry representatives become a conflict of interest or influence practice? Is it ethical to give patients free drug samples? These and other questions were posed to Amy Brodkey, MD, an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania who has studied the relationship between physicians, industry representatives, and conflict of interest. She is also on the board of No Free Lunch, a nonprofit organization encouraging greater distance between physicians and industry……………..”
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Entry filed under: CME, CME Issues, Continuing Medical Education, Pharma Funding, Physician Continuing Education.

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