Guidance of primary doctors through a new e-learing concept
The project will have primary doctors' competence in the treatment of atopic eczema and allergies. The goal is to develop education arrangements for common practice where doctors can send patient cases with photographs of skin and get feedback if given treatment is adequate.
The cooperation reform brings out the meaning of the workplace as a learning arena. Several studies have shown that traditional continued education based on brief collections doesn't change doctors' way to work on an appreciable level. On the other hand research shows that education arrangements where there is connected education in a thematic subject for a longer period of time can change doctors' behavior.
We will test out a netbased education concept through www.helsekompetanse.no for doctors who takes treatment of atopic eczema for themselves. In a randomized controlled test general practitioners in the intervention group got the possibility to telemedical training for 6 months. They are given a net based course in eczema treatment and individual guidance from competent dermatologists via texts on the phone, or through e-mail.
In the control group they are given a netcourse. We wish to examine the effects that the guidance has on the treatment in general practice. The course is approved with 10 hours for continuing education in general practice.
University hospital in Northern Norway (UNN) and the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine (NST).
Stein Bolle, Institute for clinical medicine and the pediatric ward, University hospital in Northern Norway (UNN).