ERIC Number: ED156099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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Continuing Medical Education, Perspectives, Problems, Prognosis.
Richards, Robert K.
Predicting that continuing medical education (CME) will be mandatory for doctors within five years, this book traces CME's historical antecedents, analyzes the forces arrayed for and against it, and offers guidelines for its realistic use in a broad program of improving health care. An examination is made of: the evolution of undergraduate and graduate medical education; the introduction of licensing of doctors; the factors taken into account in judging the quality of medical services; and the issues in the organization, financing, and regulation of the health industry that affect physician attitudes, motivations, and behavior regarding CME. (Author)
Descriptors: Certification, Educational History, Educational Trends, Graduate Medical Education, Guides, Higher Education, Medical Care Evaluation, Medical Education, Physicians, Primary Health Care, Professional Continuing Education, Undergraduate Study
Yale University Press, 92A Yale Station, New Haven, Connecticut 06520
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT.