ERIC Number: ED081313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Individual Physician Profile. Final Report.
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Dept. of Postgraduate Medical Education.
This document reports the procedures and data of a study designed to examine the hypotheses that medical practices do vary significantly. Detailed data on 76 participants were collected; three mechanisms were developed to determine the needs of primary care physicians. These mechanism were: subjective analysis by both participants and study staff, survey of participants and retesting of some participants to determine if their scores improved between the beginning and end of the study. Results indicated: (1) while there were similarities among individual physician's practices, they do vary substantially in terms of identifying individual educational needs, (2) it is possible to identify individual educational needs for medical specialists, (3) it is possible to identify individual educational needs for family-practitioners, (4) individual educational needs do vary, and (5) it is possible to design personal educational programs for physicians based on the health care they are called to deliver. (MJM)
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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower Education.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Dept. of Postgraduate Medical Education.