Revalidation of physicians in Canada: Are we passing the test?

Levinson, Wendy
November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/4/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 10, p979
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the need of Canadian physicians and provincial colleges to implement revalidation for all physicians in Canada. She asserts that the standards must include an external assessment of physician competence, rather than relying exclusively on self-assessment. She suggests that the process of revalidation should include an external assessment of both medical knowledge and the actual ability of physicians to implement quality care in their practice.


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