From 1997 to 2001, researchers at the Medical Group Management Association Center for Research conducted a study on the role of continuing medical education in meeting the financial and strategic goals of group practices.
The study consisted of interviews, telephone surveys and internet surveys of representatives of medical practices.
The center is the not-for-profit research arm of Medical Group Management Association, the Englewood, Colo., membership association representing more than 11,000 medical group practices.
The principal investigator reported to RWJF that the low number of survey participants prevented the researchers from "drawing any statistically significant conclusions." But in his report to RWJF, he noted "indicators and trends" that could be derived from the survey results: