Scientific article

Changer la pratique médicale par la formation continue : de l'efficacité de quelques stratégies

ContributorsNendaz, Mathieuorcid
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 1, no. 42, p. 2731-2736
Publication date2005

The current evolution of medicine requires a sustained effort in continuing medical education to maintain an evidence-based practice. To support this process, several educational strategies are available, including guideline diffusion. Their critical analysis reveals that the dissemination of passive information by conferences or by unsolicited materials is generally ineffective to modify the behaviours in practice or patient outcomes. More effective interventions are practice- and community-based rather than didactic, include an evaluation of learning needs, and enhance active participation in multiple activities. Before investing time and money into an educational activity, one should consider the evidence of its efficacy and make an oriented choice, according to the goals aimed and the available resources.

  • Education, Medical, Continuing
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Citation (ISO format)
NENDAZ, Mathieu. Changer la pratique médicale par la formation continue : de l’efficacité de quelques stratégies. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2005, vol. 1, n° 42, p. 2731–2736.
ISSN of the journal1660-9379

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