Studies Show Continuing Medical Education Helps Patients

More and more, continuing medical education is becoming increasingly important for healthcare professionals. Studies show that physicians who are current in the latest in technology and medical advancements provide better care for their patients. 


More research leads to better information

Medical professionals are entrusted to protect what people value most— their health. This is why it is important for doctors to stay up to date on the latest technological advancements and research breakthroughs. Although a specific treatment recommendation might have been the best option 10 years ago, it might not be best option today. Doctors who are equipped with the most current knowledge make more accurate diagnosis and more effective treatment recommendations.

CME is important

Multiple studies have been conducted on the difference between physicians who have received supplemental education versus those who have not.  These studies have shown that those who have had CMEs not only make better recommendations, but they also make better decisions; decisions that save lives.


The proof is in the studies

A 2010 study done at the American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting is  such example. The study found that physicians who attended an industry-supported educational program for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were 50 percent more likely to make evidence based recommendations.

A different study shows that heart disease patients who were seen by a physician with CME training had a significantly reduced risk of death over a 10-year period. A 2014 poll of 488 CME participants showed that 98.5 percent of respondents thought the knowledge they had gained from CME was practical, relevant and helpful. These are only a few of the many studies that have been done to support CME programs.

If you are interested in CME and finding the right medical continuing education facility for you, call the Oquendo Center at (702) 739-6698 today.