Enhancing the quality of care for patients with multiple sclerosis through performance improvement CME

Bruce A. Cohen, Ben W. Thrower, Carolyn Berry, Stephanie A. Stowell, William A. Mencia, Rachel B. Karcher

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory neurodegenerative disease marked by a heterogeneous clinical presentation and disease course. Although improvements in the recognition and management of MS have been made in recent years, challenges remain due to the complex nature of the disease. Clinicians must remain current with their skills as knowledge surrounding MS care continues to advance. Here we report results of a performance improvement (PI) continuing medical education (CME) activity that was designed to promote evidence-based care of patients with MS. Participants demonstrated significant improvements in assessing disease-related complications, treating cognitive dysfunction, assessing adherence, and providing disease-related educational materials. These data support the role of PI CME in improving clinician practices that align with quality MS patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-248
Number of pages9
JournalNeurology: Clinical Practice
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

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Continuing Medical Education
Quality of Health Care
Multiple Sclerosis
Patient Care
Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Enhancing the quality of care for patients with multiple sclerosis through performance improvement CME. / Cohen, Bruce A.; Thrower, Ben W.; Berry, Carolyn; Stowell, Stephanie A.; Mencia, William A.; Karcher, Rachel B.

In: Neurology: Clinical Practice, Vol. 3, No. 3, 06.2013, p. 240-248.

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Cohen, Bruce A. ; Thrower, Ben W. ; Berry, Carolyn ; Stowell, Stephanie A. ; Mencia, William A. ; Karcher, Rachel B. / Enhancing the quality of care for patients with multiple sclerosis through performance improvement CME. In: Neurology: Clinical Practice. 2013 ; Vol. 3, No. 3. pp. 240-248.
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