ABIM introduces tool for internists
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 8, 2005
The American Board of Internal Medicine has released the Care of the Vulnerable Elderly Practice Improvement Module, the sixth in a series of self-evaluation tools.
Internists who complete the module will earn credit toward renewing their certificates, as well as continuing medical education credits. The ABIM said the module would be particularly relevant for general internists, geriatricians and others who manage elderly patients.
Practice Improvement Modules are computer-based tools that enable doctors to conduct a confidential self-evaluation of the medical care they provide. The new module includes Web links to information about common health problems in the elderly, tool kits developed by the American Geriatrics Society and resources on ways to improve care.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/08/08/prbf0808.htm.