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Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better DecisionsEnvisioning Health Care 2020$
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Gerd Gigerenzer and J.A. Muir Gray

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016032

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016032.001.0001

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Reengineering Medical Education

Reengineering Medical Education

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Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions
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David A. Davis

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016032.003.0015

In the United States, health care reform calls for a realignment of physician roles to include (a) teamwork and interdisciplinary collaborative care, (b) continuing education and lifelong learning, and (c) workplace learning. Embedded in these constructs are the principles of shared decision making and patient-centered care. A sizable shift in the concept of the “medical school” is described to enable greater attention to lifelong and workplace learning, and in support of interprofessional care. To accomplish this broad goal, faculty development is needed to address the changes required in a patient-centered health environment. This requires institutional reorganization and integration, increasing the use of human, technological, and clinical resources from clinical, educational, and research entities within an integrated and functional, effective academic medical center. Such shifts will require thinking along an integrated educational continuum, not only from the standpoint of admissions to a health professional career to retirement, but also across health professional divisions. Finally, a shift to patient-centered care requires reform in educational methodology: an increased use of a wide variety of educational tools and methods as well as more focus on measurable and meaningful uptake of content and less on the process of the simple dissemination of information.

Keywords:   Strüngmann Forum Reports, health care education, health care reform, lifelong learning, medical education, patient-centered care, point-of-care learning, shared decision making, team-based learning

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