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High Value Care training is needed part of internal medicine
Philadelphia, June 24, 2015 -- Only about one in four internal
medicine residents agreed with the statements "I know where to find
estimated costs of tests and treatments" and with "I share
estimated costs of tests and treatments with patients," according
to survey results and an analysis published in
"The results of the survey show that it is important for faculty
to discuss High Value Care concepts during patient care to help
residents increase value for patients," said co-author Dr. Cynthia
Smith, a Senior Physician Educator at the American College of
Physicians (ACP). "The habits that residents learn during training
have been shown to stay with them throughout their professional
The authors conducted a cross-sectional survey of over 18,000
U.S. internal medicine residents who took the Internal Medicine
In-Training Examination (IM-ITE) in October 2012. ACP and the
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) designed the survey
to determine U.S. internal medicine residents' knowledge of,
attitudes toward, and self-reported practice of High Value Care
(HVC), or care that balances the benefits, harms, and costs of
tests and treatments. The IM-ITE is a multiple-choice exam offered
annually across the U.S. to help residents assess their knowledge
in preparation for taking the specialty certification exam.
Other notable results of the survey included:
The authors note a number of limitations to their findings,
including the cross-sectional survey study design and residents'
self-reported knowledge and practice of HVC may not accurately
reflect their actual practice.
ACP has an HVC
initiative, which includes a curriculum for
residents co-developed with the AAIM, designed to help doctors and
patients understand the benefits, harms, and costs of tests and
treatment options for common clinical issues so they can pursue
care together that improves health, avoids harms, and eliminates
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