A performance assessment module for experienced general practitioners

Med Educ. 2002 Mar;36(3):258-60. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2923.2002.01145.x.


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Australia
  • Certification
  • Educational Measurement
  • Family Practice / education*
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Physicians, Family / education
  • Physicians, Family / standards*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Videotape Recording