Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Doctors overwhelmingly oppose a ban on industry supported CME

I’ve cited several lines of evidence in this direction before. Here’s the latest:

A study by healthcare market research firm Manhattan Research found that only 9% of U.S. physicians oppose commercial support for continuing medical education (CME) funding. The results of this study are relevant to the ongoing discussion in the medical community about the role of commercial funding of CME.

The proponents of the ban are a tiny minority. Unfortunately they’re the most vocal. Unless rank-and-file doctors speak up they will face restricted choices of educational content.

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