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Do lifelong learning and revalidation ensure that physicians are fit to practice?

Merkur, Sherry, Mladovsky, Philipa, Mossialos, Elias and McKee, Martin (2008) Do lifelong learning and revalidation ensure that physicians are fit to practice? Health systems and policy analysis, WHO Regional Office for Europe on behalf of the European Observatory, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Abstract

Policy-makers must consider how to fund lifelong learning. Here the provision of training must be separated from its regulation. Funds for regulation come either from governments or individual professionals (often via their professional bodies). Funds for training can also come from other sources, most often the pharmaceutical industry. As this raises the possibility of the industry driving the content of continuing professional development, governments should consider establishing an independent regulatory body to set the agenda in accordance with the needs of the health system.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www.euro.who.int/
Additional Information: © 2008 World Health Organization and World Health Organization, on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Library of Congress subject classification: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2009 16:15
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/26310/

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