CME Shown To Produce Positive Clinical Outcomes

May 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm Leave a comment

PRLog (Press Release) – May 25, 2011

Physicians who participated in live half-day, multi-format CME symposia were 50% more likely to provide evidence-based care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than those who did not participate, according to a newly published study. The results reported go on to say:

“In addition to being more likely to provide evidence-based care, participants were more likely than non-participants to correctly recognize COPD in a patient presenting with dyspnea (94% vs 74%; P=0.007); recognize that women may have a greater susceptibility than men to the toxic effects of smoking (90% vs 54%; P< 0.001); and identify the mechanisms of action of emerging therapies (65% vs 33%; P=0.003). Each of these areas had been identified as gaps in current COPD clinical practices; thus, these findings show that continuing medical education can help narrow these gaps.”

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This is the kind of report I would like to see more of in the media and the blogesphere. It validates what we have been saying for years about what constitutes effective design in CME.

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Entry filed under: CME, Continuing Medical Education, Improvement, Physician Continuing Education. Tags: , , .

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