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Does intensity of hospital care affect residents' level of care?

Residency Program Insider, October 17, 2014

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Results of the 2012 Internal Medicine In-Training Examination (IM-ITE) show that residents’ scores on High Value Care questions correlated with their overall test score, as well as the intensity of care provided at the resident’s training hospital. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine focused on residents’ answers to 38 questions on the exam, which the American College of Physicians and Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine identified as showing competence in High Value Care. The IM-ITE exam is a 340-question exam designed by the American College of Physicians and Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine to assess residents’ knowledge in internal medicine.
 
High Value Care focuses on identifying and understanding the benefits, costs, and risks of tests and treatment options when developing a care plan for patients. According to the American College of Physicians, High Value Care strives to improve health while avoiding harmful and costly treatment for patients that may not be necessary.
 
Source: American College of Physicians

 



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