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Peabody – Comparison of Vignettes, Standardized Patients, and Chart Abstraction A Prospective Validation Study of 3 Methods for Measuring Quality

Outcomes/Measurement | Learning ScienceCME ProfessionBehavioral Science | Cognitive Psychology

To validate clinical vignettes as a method for measuring the competence of physicians and the quality of their actual practice. Our data indicate that quality of health care can be measured in an outpatient setting by using clinical vignettes. Vignettes appear to be a valid and comprehensive method that directly focuses on the process of care provided in actual clinical practice. Vignettes show promise as an inexpensive case-mix adjusted method for measuring the quality of care provided by a group of physicians.

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