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FUNDAMENTALS OF GOOD MEDICAL PRACTICE: COMPETENCE AND PERFORMANCE

Majeed H Alwan

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2013 Volume: 19 Issue: 1 Pages: 3-9
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

This is the third article in the series ‘Fundamentals of good medical practice’1,2. In this paper I will discuss the definitions of ‘Competence’ and ‘Performance’, the distinction and relationship between the two areas, and the possible/suggested different aspects of their assessment for the purpose of assuring the competence of current and future doctors, in particularly surgeons in practice.