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Report on the European Association of Echocardiography accreditations in echocardiography: December 2003-September 2006.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17175201     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
AIMS: The European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) launched its Accreditation scheme in echocardiography in December 2003. Currently there are accreditations in Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography and Transesophageal Echocardiography and an Accreditation in Echocardiography for Congenital Disease will be launched in December 2006. METHODS AND RESULTS: Over the past 3years 350 applicants have undertaken the written exams and 157 applicants have completed the process and achieved accreditation. This report summarises the accreditation process, the details of the numbers of applicants and their progress through the Accreditation scheme. This report also provides data about the performance of the written exam, its reliability and the effectiveness of the questions and data about the reproducibility of the log book marking system. CONCLUSION: Taken together this report provides evidence that the EAE Accreditation schemes have been effective in establishing a standard for echocardiographic practice and an accreditation that is effectively organised, reliable, robust and successful.
Authors:
Kevin F Fox; Bogdan A Popescu; Sophie Janiszewski; P Nihoyannopoulos; A G Fraser; F J Pinto;
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-12-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1525-2167     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-22     Completed Date:  2007-04-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
EAE Accreditation Assessment Committee, European Association of Echocardiography Administration, European Heart House, 2035, Route des Colles, Les Templiers, BP 179 06903 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France. k.fox@imperial.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accreditation / methods,  standards*,  statistics & numerical data
Adult
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Echocardiography / standards*
Educational Measurement / methods
Europe
Humans
Program Evaluation
Societies, Medical*

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