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Educación Médica

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RODRIGUEZ GOMEZ, Miguel Javier  and  PALLARES NEILA, Luis. The Spanish Commission of Continuing Education of the National Health System. Educ. méd. [online]. 2007, vol.10, n.2, pp.97-104. ISSN 1575-1813.

In the context of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) systems that are being introduced in Western countries in the last decades, the implementation of a CME accreditation system is a very important step. Such a system, promoted by the Spanish Commission of Continuing Education of the National Health System in 1997, represents a crucial feature at the European level, since only Italy and Spain have the aforementioned accreditation system. The Spanish CME accreditation system is mainly based on the assessment of two core elements: the Qualitative Factor and the Quantitative Factor. The former is assessed through a qualitative Licker scale applied by external assessors. The Quantitative Factor relates to the learning hours, adequately weighted. Currently, taking into account the existence of an adequate regulatory framework, the future of the Spanish CME accreditation system can be optimistically viewed, mainly based on its positive aspects

Keywords : Continuing medical education; continuing medical education accreditation; continuing medical education credits.

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