Needs, education and accreditation in occupational medicine in Italy

G. Abbritti, P. Apostoli, Sergio Iavicoli, N. Murgia, B. Persechino, L. Soleo, L. Ambrosi

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Abstract

In Europe, continuing medical education is one of the main instruments for improving physicians' performance and ensuring adequate health care for citizens. Recent regulations have made such continuing education compulsory in Italy. Considering the particular features of occupational medicine, the Italian Society of Industrial Medicine and Industrial Hygiene (S.I.M.L.I.I.) recently set up a specific education and accreditation programme for occupational physicians, called the "Excellence Accreditation Scheme". The programme is based on the findings of a survey among occupational physicians, carried out in collaboration with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Prevention (I.S.P.E.S.L.), which enquired into their training and continuing education needs. The programme started in 2003, and its first edition - presented here - involved more than 400 physicians specialising in occupational health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Volume78
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

Keywords

  • Continuing medical education
  • Education needs
  • Occupational health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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