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Impact of a General Practitioner Educational Intervention on Osteoarthritis Treatment in an Elderly Population - American Board of Medical Specialties

This study explored the effectiveness of a continuing medical education activity on proper selection of osteoarthritis medications among general practitioners. Participants were exposed to an educational workshop that concentrated on evidence-based management of osteoarthritis, a decision tree for therapeutic options, a combination of both, or neither. Study outcomes were assessed through an analysis of dispensed prescription data before and after the workshop. The study findings might be subject to database accuracy. Nevertheless, the study results suggest that an interactive educational program accompanied with guidelines may be effective in improving osteoarthritis management by general practitioners.

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