Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Dr Relman1 has
assembled a litany of unsupported and inaccurate assertions, much of which
have been gathered from newspapers. I believe that education that changes
behavior or confirms good behavior is a positive outcome. Relman expresses
dismay that "CME does in fact change the prescribing behavior of the physicians
who attend." He thus implies that institutional education the only permissible
source of behavioral change.
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