The relevance to family physicians of core content review: evaluation of a program of continuing education.
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The Core Content Review of Family Medicine was assessed for its relevance to family practice. Three sets of questionnaires were completed and assessed by 48 experienced, certificated family physicians, of whom half were faculty members from university departments of family medicine and half were in private practice. The answers to 57% of the questions were correct. In the opinion of the panelists the answers to 62% of the questions permitted discrimination between physicians providing care of good quality and those providing care that was less than adequate. The panelists rated 78% of the questions as being educationally useful. Two thirds of the questions were deemed relevant according to a composite criterion. Examples are given of the questions considered most relevant and of those considered least relevant.
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