CME

How (and Why) to Keep up with Emerging Medicine

Emerging Medicine

Staying on top of emerging medicine is vital for providing the best care to patients and has multiple benefits for physicians. For patients, the benefits are obvious. Medical knowledge is constantly changing, and frequently, practices that were once considered “best practice” are now overturned by new clinical trials. For physicians, those who keep actively learning…

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Tackling the Problem of Misdiagnosis

improving diagnosis in health care

If you’ve been attending conferences and reading journals lately, you already know that there’s a lot of buzz about improving diagnosis in health care. In fact, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) most recent installment in the Quality Chasm series is “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care.” Although data on misdiagnosis is fairly sparse, the best estimate…

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How Much Knowledge Do Physicians Lose over Time?

doctor studying books medical knowledge

You’ve probably already heard the statistics about how quickly medical knowledge is doubling (in 2010, medical knowledge doubled every ten years, by 2020 it will double every 73 days) but the massive increase in new knowledge physicians need to gain is only half of the problem. The other half is the amount of foundational medical…

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Can CME improve patient outcomes?

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A report by the ACCME which compiled the results of numerous systematic reviews, national reports, and viewpoints from major medical journals found a link between CME and patient outcomes, but only in certain circumstances. Since you spend a lot of your valuable time in professional development earning CME credits, you might as well choose options that will…

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