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Using the CTC tool in establishing Mid-Levels of Expanded Outcomes Framework - A CME Provider Perspective

How can we ensure and assess the effects of continuing medical education (CME) on the clinical practice of physicians? One of the most important pre-conditions for successful, self-directed learning is giving its subjects a sense of ownership. This, write the authors, may be achieved by using the ‘commitment to practice change’ tool (CTC), which empowers physicians in CME to perform honest self-assessment of their competence based on preceding commitments to consciously set educational goals.
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Existing gaps in the quality of healthcare have led to calls for change by Continuing Medical Education (CME) providers around the world to plan and implement continuing medical education activities based on improving physician competence and performance. This article offers the use of the commitment to practice change (CTC) tool at mid-levels of the expanded outcomes framework using post-only design, for inquiring and promoting physicians’ commitment to practice change, and for assessing the impact of the educational activity.

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commitment to change; expanded outcomes framework; physicians



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