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Optimizing medical practice, a priority for developing medical professionalism

The Professionalism Tour across the province organized by the Québec Medical Association included a survey conducted among members when the Let's Talk About Professionalism newsletter was published.

The survey was intended to determine the highest priority for physicians for developing medical professionalism. Four choices were proposed:

  • Optimize medical practice (e.g.: tackle overdiagnosis, interdisciplinary work, etc.);
  • Promote the management roles filled by physicians;
  • Support collective management of the population as a whole (population-based responsibility);
  • Encourage better sharing of clinical information between various professionals.

The majority of respondents chose optimizing medical practice. They felt that limiting overdiagnosis and overtreatment, reinforcing interdisciplinarity, reducing administrative complexity, and developing diagnosis tools to help with decision-making are priorities for advancing medical professionalism.

SURVEY RESULTS

Among the avenues suggested, which one do you think is a priority for developing medical professionalism?

Optimize medical practice (e.g.: tackle overdiagnosis, interdisciplinary work, etc.) 40%
Promote the management roles filled by physicians 14%
Support collective management of the population as a whole (population-based responsibility) 23%
Encourage better sharing of clinical information between various professionals 23%
Other 0%

For more information on this topic, read the full report on the Medical Professionalism Tour published last April during the QMA’s annual day.

 

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