The results of this study could contribute to improved quality of care for patients by encouraging better care practices and adherence to evidence-based guidelines. The data from this study will be submitted to a national journal for publication. The study plans to enroll up to 150 physicians.
Upon consenting and agreeing to participate in this study, participants will be asked to care for 3 simulated patient cases, known as Clinical Performance and Value Vignettes (CPV®). CPVs describe patients physicians typically encounter in their daily practice and are not meant to be difficult. In each vignette, physicians are asked to share their expected care through 5 domains: 1) history, 2) physical exam, 3) diagnostic workup, 4) diagnosis, and 5) treatment and follow-up. Each case takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and the investigators estimate the time commitment for each round of CPV administration to be approximately 45 – 60 minutes. All responses to the cases will be completed online and will be kept confidential. They will also be asked to submit de-identified charts for patients who meet eligibility criteria.
Physicians will keep their randomization from the ongoing study, and intervention physicians will have the opportunity to order a diagnostic test for their patients free of charge.
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