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April 6, 2015

Americas: Three Ways to Develop More Effective Outcomes Measures for CME

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In the era of targeted therapies, personalized treatment choices are constantly evolving. These treatments must be carefully selected to increase the likelihood of favorable long-term outcomes for patients. However, there are many instances when there is an optimal treatment decision but not a “right” answer—the “right” answer varies depending on the patient, treating physician, and the confidence level of that physician with making a treatment selection.

How can continuing medical education providers and faculty formulate appropriate outcomes measurement questions based on personal clinical decision-making of physician learners facing these types of situations? Let’s examine some strategies.

1. Understand the Clinical Decision-Making Process

As expectations for outcomes levels are increasingly moving beyond improving knowledge and competence, CME providers must ensure the outcomes measurement questions in certified activities focus on the steps that a physician would use in decision-making:

  • Interpreting clinical trial data
  • Reviewing consensus statement and guidelines
  • Comparing established treatment options and clinical trial opportunities

Read more steps at MeetingsNet.com...

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