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January 9, 2002

Competence Is a Habit

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, Ill.

JAMA. 2002;287(2):243-244. doi:10.1001/jama.287.2.243

Concerns about patient safety, geographic variations in patient care unrelated to medical science, and poor "customer service" for patients have called into question the competence of physicians and the health care systems in which they work.1-22 Many physicians are unhappy in practice, some feeling that their education has not prepared them to lead complex delivery systems; others, that their values are in conflict with their daily work.23-26