Objective measurement of clinical performance
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2009
1985 Blackwell Publishing
Volume 19, Issue 1, pages 43–47, January 1985
How to Cite
NORMAN, G. R. (1985), Objective measurement of clinical performance. Medical Education, 19: 43–47. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.1985.tb01137.x
- Issue published online: 29 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 29 JAN 2009
- Received 6 May 1983; editorial comments to author 17 June 1983; 21 October 1983; accepted for publication 20 June 1984.
- *Clinical skills;
- Educational measurement/*methods;
- Problem solving;
- Family practice/educ;
- Internal medicine/educ;
Summary. The aggregate score technique is a new method to assess problem-solving in an actual encounter with a simulated patient. The technique focuses on diagnosis, investigations and management, and results in the derivation of a score for each area based on the comparison of items listed by a student to those of a criterion group. The paper describes a series of studies which were designed to establish the reliability and concurrent validity of the method.