Objective: To trial in Australian general practice a performance assessment module based on review of a sample of videotaped consultations.
Design: As part of a broader project 33 doctors provided 20 videotaped consultations collected according patient age, gender and problems encountered. The consultations were rated by a single trained rater.
Results: The consultations covered sufficient variety of patient ages, gender balance and problems encountered to achieve validity and the single rater design achieved defensible reliability (generalisability coefficient 0.86).
Conclusion: The module is suitable for further exploration as an optional method for certification or re-certification assessment.