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Redesigning continuing education in the health professions

Author: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Planning a Continuing Health Care Professional Education Institute.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2010.
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"Today in the United States, the professional health workforce is not consistently prepared to provide high quality health care and assure patient safety, even as the nation spends more per capita on health care than any other country. The absence of a comprehensive and well-integrated system of continuing education (CE) in the health professions is an important contributing factor to knowledge and performance  Read more...
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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Planning a Continuing Health Care Professional Education Institute.
Redesigning continuing education in the health professions.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010481325
(OCoLC)501273691
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Planning a Continuing Health Care Professional Education Institute.
ISBN: 9780309140799 030914079X
OCLC Number: 518403932
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 276 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Continuing professional development: building and sustaining a quality workforce --
Scientific foundations of continuing education --
Regulation and financing --
Moving toward a continuing professional development system --
Envisioning a better system of continuing professional development --
Function and structure of a continuing professional development institute --
Implementation, research, and evaluation.
Responsibility: Committee on Planning a Continuing Health Care Professional Education Institute, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
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"Today in the United States, the professional health workforce is not consistently prepared to provide high quality health care and assure patient safety, even as the nation spends more per capita on health care than any other country. The absence of a comprehensive and well-integrated system of continuing education (CE) in the health professions is an important contributing factor to knowledge and performance deficiencies at the individual and system levels. To be most effective, health professionals at every stage of their careers must continue learning about advances in research and treatment in their fields (and related fields) in order to obtain and maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in caring for their patients. Many health professionals regularly undertake a variety of efforts to stay up to date, but on a larger scale, the nation's approach to CE for health professionals fails to support the professions in their efforts to achieve and maintain proficiency. Redesigning Continuing Education in the Health Professions illustrates a vision for a better system through a comprehensive approach of continuing professional development, and posits a framework upon which to develop a new, more effective system. The book also offers principles to guide the creation of a national continuing education institute."--Executive summary.

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