Outcome Assessment in Emergency Medicine—A Beginning: Results of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) Emergency Medicine Consensus Workgroup on Outcome Assessment

Authors

  • Cherri Hobgood MD,

    1. From the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina (CH), Chapel Hill, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California–San Francisco (SP), San Francisco, CA; Feinburg School, Division of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern Healthcare (EW), Evanston, IL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Mississippi (RM), University, MS; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic (DGG), Rochester, MN.
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  • Susan Promes MD,

    1. From the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina (CH), Chapel Hill, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California–San Francisco (SP), San Francisco, CA; Feinburg School, Division of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern Healthcare (EW), Evanston, IL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Mississippi (RM), University, MS; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic (DGG), Rochester, MN.
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  • Ernest Wang MD,

    1. From the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina (CH), Chapel Hill, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California–San Francisco (SP), San Francisco, CA; Feinburg School, Division of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern Healthcare (EW), Evanston, IL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Mississippi (RM), University, MS; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic (DGG), Rochester, MN.
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  • Risa Moriarity MD,

    1. From the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina (CH), Chapel Hill, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California–San Francisco (SP), San Francisco, CA; Feinburg School, Division of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern Healthcare (EW), Evanston, IL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Mississippi (RM), University, MS; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic (DGG), Rochester, MN.
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  • Deepi G. Goyal MD

    1. From the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina (CH), Chapel Hill, NC; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California–San Francisco (SP), San Francisco, CA; Feinburg School, Division of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern Healthcare (EW), Evanston, IL; the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Mississippi (RM), University, MS; the Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic (DGG), Rochester, MN.
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Cherri Hobgood, MD; e-mail: hobgood@med.unc.edu.

Abstract

This article is designed to serve as a guide for emergency medicine (EM) educators seeking to comply with the measurement and reporting requirements for Phase 3 of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Outcome Project. A consensus workshop held during the 2006 Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) “Best Practices” conference identified specific measures for five of the six EM competencies—interpersonal communication skills, patient care, practice-based learning, professionalism, and systems-based practice (medical knowledge was excluded). The suggested measures described herein should allow for ease in data collection and applicability to multiple core competencies as program directors incorporate core competency outcome measurement into their EM residency training programs.

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