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Recommended Reading: February 2 – 8
Written by Amy Cunningham on February 8, 2013
Learn about efforts to incorporate cost-consciousness into medical education and training in the latest Recommended Reading:
- In “The Value in the Evidence: Teaching Residents to ‘Choose Wisely.’” Christopher Moriates and colleagues describe a curriculum created by University of California, San Francisco residents to cultivate cost-consciousness and wise use of medical resources.
- Putting the Charter into Practice (PCIP) grantee Neel Shah describes his ABIM Foundation-funded Teaching Value Project in an AMA Virtual Mentor piece. This project consists of online modules designed to teach medical students to be good stewards of resources.
- In “Can Physician Training and Fiscal Responsibility Coexist?”, the authors offer recommendations for incorporating stewardship of resources into medical education and training. Their recommendations include:
- Utilizing more hospitalists;
- Teaching residents how to manage patient discharges; and
- Shifting more residency training to the outpatient setting so that residents better understand the transitions needed from inpatient to outpatient care.
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