Education And Debate

Commentary: educational initiatives deserve randomised controlled trials

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 18 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:216
  1. David Machin, directora
  1. a Clinical Trials and Epidemiology Research Unit, National Medical Research Council, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore 169608


    Clearly as much as possible needs to be done to improve the training of preregistration house officers, both from the more personal aspects of improving skills, knowledge, and satisfaction and also from the educational and management perspectives to ensure that the “education” process is effective. Clearly also any interventions suggested for educational or other reasons must be shown to be cost effective. Providing a log book for every preregistration house officer involves the cost of providing the log book itself and the time involved in completing it. If the …

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