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By S. M. Case (auth.), A. J. J. A. Scherpbier, C. P. M. van der Vleuten, J. J. Rethans, A. F. W. van der Steeg (eds.)

About 550 registrants from fifty one diverse nations attended the 7th Ottawa convention on clinical schooling and evaluate in Maastricht. We obtained 525 abstracts for the convention, divided in thematic poster classes and platform displays. setting up the convention was once an honour and we attempted to satisfy the excessive criteria of a pleasant and comfy surroundings which has characterised past Ottawa meetings. in the course of and after the convention approximately 250 papers have been submitted for book within the convention complaints, leaving us little time for a post-conference melancholy. regardless of the big variety of papers, the editors have tried to study and edit the papers as care­ totally as attainable. sometimes, even though, correspondence surpassed moderate time cut-off dates, combating cautious modifying of a small variety of the papers. even though we felt that our editorial job used to be no longer relatively entire, we however determined to incorporate those papers. We thank the numerous authors for his or her enthusiastic and recommended reaction to - sometimes tedious - editorial feedback and requests. we're definite that this collective attempt has ended in a booklet that would make an incredible contribution to the sphere of clinical schooling. The editors are looking to thank Jocelyn Flippo-Berger whose services with table best publishing and perseverance was once a superb help.

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Measures of clinical performance were available from chart audits that were focused on the management of common diseases seen by primary care internists in the ambulatory setting and by patient surveys that were used to determine preventive care provided by the physicians who participated as subjects in this study. In addition, a peer rating form was developed for administration to physicians and nurses who worked directly with the "physician subject" in the care of patients. An additional form was developed for the 20 Table 1: Does Clinical Performance Correlate with Physicians' Scores on Written Examinations?

Factor 1: Medical knowledge, Ambulatory care skills, Management of complex problems, Management of hospitalized patients, Problem solving, Overall clinical skills. 55). Other studies have also shown a moderately strong correlation between the scores on written examinations and measures of clinical performance. 6 level with the scores on a written examination given approximately ten years earlier. 74) between the results of a chart stimulated recall exam and oral examination score. 7. Some of the variation in the level of observed correlation may be due to different approaches to the construction of scoring systems for the standardized patient examinations.

In addition, although evaluation methods to assess medical knowledge have achieved excellent measurement characteristics, some of the evaluation methods that one would like to apply to assess clinical performance do not have adequate reliability to assess an individual physician's performance. Ideally, one would like to use a measure of patient outcomes to assess clinical performance. Current approaches to outcome assessments, however, do not achieve adequate reliability for assessment of an individual physician's performance.

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