ERIC Number: ED052299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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A Feasibility Study in Determining Individual Practice Profiles of Physicians as a Basis for Continuing Education of These Physicians Utilizing a Postgraduate Perceptor Technique. Final Report.
The purposes of this project were to develop a profile of the individual physician's practice, test the physician in the major areas of his practice, and provide educational consultation according to practice profile and test results. A test bank of 1,800 5-option multiple choice questions was classified into 18 categories based on classification of diseases, with three levels of sophistication represented in each category. Questions from about five categories were randomly selected for each of 37 participating physicians. Each physician's categories were determined from his practice profile, which was determined in a week of observation by a medical secretary. The resulting data were used by educational consultants, who met with the individual physicians to plan educational programs to meet their needs. The project fund that the procedure holds potential as an aid in educational planning by highly motivated physicians, but cautions that it is too narrow to be useful in evaluating physician performance. Also, the test bank, although useful in principle, will require modification before it will succeed in practice. (BH)
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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Physician Manpower.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.