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ERIC Number: EJ772864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0894-1912
Professional Profile of National Health Service Physicians in Greece and Their Self-Expressed Training Needs
Kyriopoulos, John; Gregory, Susan; Georgoussi, Eugenia; Dolgeras, Apostolos
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, v23 n2 p101-108 Spr 2003
Introduction: Continuing medical education is not yet mandatory in Greece, but an increasing number of training courses is becoming available. In recent years, 32 training centers have been accredited. Method: A postal survey of a national sample of 500 National Health Service doctors, weighted toward hospitals with accredited training centers, was conducted. The response rate was 35%. Results: Respondents, who represented all disciplines and all levels of the hierarchy, were highly qualified, widely read, and active participants in scientific and research activities. Sixty percent had attended training courses in the preceding 5 years. Five choices of desired topics were made, and scores were weighted according to preference. Discussion: Handling emergency situations was most popular, followed by specialized therapies and public health topics. Current courses are considered to be too long and would be more attractive if held during working hours. The main difficulty for attendance was heavy workload. The researchers consider that the statutory base for continuing education should be developed in Greece, in line with other countries. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece