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Study Correlates CME with Healthcare Cost Savings

July 15, 2013 — When medical professionals participate in continuing medical education (CME), that training saves the healthcare system money, according to a recent article in Medical Marketing & Media (MMM).

The article states that a study conducted by CMEology “shows that CME can trim substantial costs from the healthcare system … even if just a few doctors change their practice as a result of an activity.” The study focused on surgical outcomes and “predicted that for every bleeding-related complication or botched surgery cardiologists were able to avoid after taking an educational activity, healthcare costs should be cut by a mean of $1.5-$2.7 million,” the MMM article noted.  

“This study demonstrates what CME experts have known forever: Great medical education leads to better patient care,” said Coalition for Healthcare Communication Executive Director John Kamp.

To read the full article, go to:  http://www.mmm-online.com/study-says-cme-leads-to-million-dollar-savings/article/302051/