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Peer groups: A model for the continuous professional development in general practice.
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PMID:  22721631     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: The purposes of this study were to analyse the peer groups' activity and functioning in General Practice in Isere department, the participants' characteristics, and their opinion on this activity. METHODS: A census of existing groups was realized by asking professional organisations to provide us a complete list of the groups in the department. For each group, a member was asked to answer a questionnaire about the institution. Each general practitioner (GP) participating to a group was sent a questionnaire about his profile and was asked to give his personal opinion on the group. RESULTS: The group inventory was difficult to realize, as no organisation was able to give us a complete list. Sixteen groups were included in the study, involving a total of 131 GPs. Groups were 1 to 10years old, most of them were independent. The mean number of meetings was eight times a year. Participants were more often females, new graduates or young doctors, and internship supervisors. They were highly satisfied about this activity which allowed them to increase the quality of patient care (98%), and to change their practice (75%). CONCLUSION: This study showed that peer group activity was growing in Isere. It was widely welcomed by GPs, who wondered in which way those groups could satisfy the obligations of professional development mentioned in the 2009 French law: Hospital, Patient, Health, Territory (HPST).
Patrice François; Anne-Cécile Philibert; Gérard Esturillo; Elodie Sellier
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Presse medicale (Paris, France : 1983)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0755-4982     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8302490     Medline TA:  Presse Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  FRE     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
CHU de Grenoble, unité d'évaluation médicale, 38000 Grenoble, France; Université Joseph-Fourier Grenoble 1, laboratoire TIMC, UMR-CNRS, 38000 Grenoble, France.
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Groupes d'échange de pratique entre pairs : un modèle pour le développement professionnel continu en médecine générale.
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