More on the Harvard study about older v. younger docs

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This story just won't go away. Here are links to a couple more items about the Harvard study that found younger docs outperform their elders in some areas:

From American Medical News: a good summary of the study results.

DB's MedRants offers a physician's take on it--an older physician, that is. And a followup post concludes: "Regardless, we clearly do not do a good job of helping physicians stay current. Most CME does not work. Most physicians find it difficult to set aside the time to stay current." This is the same thing we found in our Annual Physicians Survey. The problem is, what to do about it? I think point-of-care learning is the answer for time-starved docs. But it won't be easy.

This story just won't go away. Here are links to a couple more items about the Harvard study that found younger docs outperform their elders in some areas:

From American Medical News: a good summary of the study results.

DB's MedRants offers a physician's take on it--an older physician, that is. And a followup post concludes: "Regardless, we clearly do not do a good job of helping physicians stay current. Most CME does not work. Most physicians find it difficult to set aside the time to stay current." This is the same thing we found in our Annual Physicians Survey. The problem is, what to do about it? I think point-of-care learning is the answer for time-starved docs. But it won't be easy.

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