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Putting professionalism and delivery of value‐added healthcare at the heart of physician training and continuing professional development

Putting professionalism and delivery of value‐added healthcare at the heart of physician training... Recent initiatives of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) recognise that physicians, both now and more so in the future, need to be much more than specialists delivering expert clinical care to individual patients. We will be required to be system leaders, policy advocates, champions of innovation and providers of value‐added, cost‐conscious care. In short, we need to be responsible stewards of the healthcare system, and a generator and enactor of system of care improvements. This means more than simple awareness of, and casual participation in, quality and safety improvement activities. It means being prepared to challenge and transform entrenched clinical practices and long‐held traditional beliefs about specialist care. It means being prepared to identify, and disinvest the healthcare system from, ineffective or outmoded clinical processes and policies while at the same time advocating for the speedy introduction of new, effective interventions and models of care. Such major reform will be necessary if future healthcare is to cope with the rising demands of an ageing population with complex conditions amid increasingly constrained healthcare budgets. The physician community risks being marginalised and perceived as irrelevant (or worse) by government and society if http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Internal Medicine Journal Wiley

Putting professionalism and delivery of value‐added healthcare at the heart of physician training and continuing professional development

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Subscription Services
ISSN
1444-0903
eISSN
1445-5994
DOI
10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02835.x
pmid
22805685
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Abstract

Recent initiatives of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) recognise that physicians, both now and more so in the future, need to be much more than specialists delivering expert clinical care to individual patients. We will be required to be system leaders, policy advocates, champions of innovation and providers of value‐added, cost‐conscious care. In short, we need to be responsible stewards of the healthcare system, and a generator and enactor of system of care improvements. This means more than simple awareness of, and casual participation in, quality and safety improvement activities. It means being prepared to challenge and transform entrenched clinical practices and long‐held traditional beliefs about specialist care. It means being prepared to identify, and disinvest the healthcare system from, ineffective or outmoded clinical processes and policies while at the same time advocating for the speedy introduction of new, effective interventions and models of care. Such major reform will be necessary if future healthcare is to cope with the rising demands of an ageing population with complex conditions amid increasingly constrained healthcare budgets. The physician community risks being marginalised and perceived as irrelevant (or worse) by government and society if

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Internal Medicine JournalWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2012

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