Category Archives: Medical Journals

JAMA: Continuing Medical Education Improves ICU Patient Care

When patients experience severe and debilitating diseases or undergo critical procedures, they are often hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU). Despite receiving expensive life-sustaining technologies once patients are admitted to the ICU, mortality and complication rates in critically ill patients remain high. As a result, the authors of a recent paper published in the […]

Journal of Clinical Hypertension: CME Learners Provide Better Patient Care

There has been much discussion and study regarding the role of continuing medical education (CME) in improving patient care. Physicians who are educated about the latest advances in evidence-based practice will make more informed treatment decisions, resulting in improved patient outcomes. However, before physicians and health care providers can receive education through CME programs that […]

Canadian Medical Association Journal Reviews Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education

The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) recently claimed that there is a “widespread perception that the cozy relationship between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry leads to conflicts-of-interest.” The result of this misperception, “among other things, has prompted a crackdown in industry funding of continuing medical education (CME).” While the author neglects to talk about those […]

Extremely Low Rates of Bias Reported in Commercially Supported CME Activities

The American Journal of Medicine (AMJ) recently produced a critical study titled: “Low Rates of Reporting Commercial Bias by Physicians Following Online Continuing Medical Education Activities.”   The study of over 1,000,000 physician CME participants, found very little reporting of bias (less than 1%) and no difference between bias reported in commercially supported vs. non […]

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