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Jul 30, 2019

Episode Length:  26:50
This paper, Smirnova et al, is a team of heavy hitting meded authors. The group set out to describe how CPIs, as measures of the activities, behaviours, and abilities of clinicians, can inform medical education and health care quality improvement. 

Authors conclusions: 19:55

Jason's Spare Keys: 20:37

Voting for Methods = 2, N/A, N/A, 2.

Voting for Impact = 5, 4, 5, 4.

Authors: Smirnova A et. al.,

Publication details: Defining and Adopting Clinical Performance Measures in Graduate Medical Education: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? Acad Med. 2019 May;94(5):671-677 

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