I’ve been told it’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. I’m still trying to disprove that one, but I have accepted the impossiblity of creating a CME survey without a Likert scale question.
Before you create your next Likert scale question, check out this post. How big should your scale be? How should it be labeled? Turns out there’s a science behind these questions.
Want to be the smartest CME person in the room? Better be able to answer these four questions:
- What is the relative effectiveness of each CME delivery method?
- How sustainable are changes in physician competence/practice or patient outcomes resulting from CME participation?
- What audience characteristics influence the effectiveness of CME?
- How good of a job have we been doing in assessing CME outcomes?
All the answers are here: http://www.ahrq.gov/downloads/pub/evidence/pdf/cme/cme.pdf