ERIC Number: ED077322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Use of Educational Consultation to Stimulate Development of Continuing Education Programs for Physicians at Community Hospitals. Final Report.
Getchell, Majorie E.; Stearns, Norman S.
In a 3-year study of the impact of education consultation on development of continuing medical education (CME) programs in community hospitals, results seem to indicate that: (1) limited inputs by physicians, acting as education consultants, can significantly facilitate development of hospital-based CME programs. Over a 2-year period, 40 hospitals, comprising a stratified sample of acute, short-term community general hospitals in four New England states, received education consultation and training of their physician education coordinators. Following consultation, trained behavioral scientists visited both the 40 consulted hospitals and a matched group of 40 control hospitals that did not receive consultation. Consultation was shown to be effective on both scores: consulted hospitals implemented 60% of the consultants' recommendations within 18 months after they were submitted; and a statistically significant greater number of educational changes occurred at consulted hospitals than at the matched group of control hospitals. (Author/HS)
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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Professions Education and Manpower Training.
Authoring Institution: Postgraduate Medical Inst., Boston, MA.