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Revalidation won't be cheap

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 22 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:242
  1. Alan O'Rourke, information officer and researcher (
  1. Institute of General Practice and Primary Care, Sheffield University, Community Sciences Centre, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU

    EDITOR—The debate on revalidation is important,1 but only in Furness's letter is the question of paying for revalidation raised.2 Even the General Medical Council's revalidation web page is vague on the financial aspects.3 The American Board of Medical Specialities charges between $533 (£355) and $1255 (£837) to sit the written examinations and up to $10 500 (£7000) for on site visits.4 The Dutch scheme of professional visits …

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