CME in the News and on the Blogs December 19th, 2009

December 19, 2009 at 6:35 pm Leave a comment

NOTE: These kinds of stories help flame the fires of legislative interference in CME related to disclosure, gifts to physicians, etc.

Hospital Docs Travel Widely on Taxpayers Dime

WSJ’s blog on health and the business of health.

By James A. White, December 18, 2009, 3:15 PM ET

“Where’s the best place for doctors at a county hospital in Northern California to keep up to date with medical developments?

Auditors looking at three years of spending on continuing medical education found 339 docs at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center spent time in Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, Italy, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Spain, China, Aruba, Thailand, the West Indies and the Bahamas, the San Jose Mercury News reported. More than one-third of the educational trips during the audit period were to Hawaii; the docs logged only 8% of their CME units in California, the paper said…..”

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Entry filed under: CME, CME Issues, Pharma Funding, Physician Continuing Education.

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